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Using Ambiguity to Strengthen the Storytelling of Your Art

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Today we are going to look at how ambiguity can strengthen your storytelling. Essentially, ambiguity means we are leaving stuff out. You ask, “and that’s suppose to strengthen the story?” The short answer is, yes. When we leave a bit of the story out, we allow the viewer to become more engaged in the piece and create their own ending and beginning. Whether we are photographers or painters, we are basically creating a single frame in a movie. Just like any scene of a movie, it must further the story, but not give away the ending. Don’t tell them every single detail in a single frame. Instead, allow them some wiggle room for interpretation.

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