Here’s an image from a 2007 trip to Jerusalem:
A typical “B-roll” picture – a picture that helps…
- …set the scene – where we are;
- Tell something about the environment;
- Make the viewer “work it out”;
- Provide a visually interesting image.
In this case, elements are: the blurred scene in the background (people eating and drinking, the waiter, the umbrellas); the Hebrew on the coke bottle; the menu including shoarma; the sunny background; and the three-dimensional feeling created by the “close-far” technique.
When you next travel, try to take lots of images like this. You’ll be amazed how much easier it is to tell the story.