Art of Expression: David McLain

Theme 2 The Narrative Video with David McLain
From assignments for National Geographic to travel and lifestyle clients, David manages to tell his stories in a way that seems almost effortless. He works hard at finding and recognizing opportunity, and will share his techniques with you.

What You Should Enter: Some subjects are bigger than a single frame. Tell your story with moving images, whether through a motion clip or an edited feature (up to three minutes).

Judging The Images
David discusses the various factors that lead him to choose Thomas Webb’s “Self-Portrait” as the winning video. See it here!

Videos created by David McLain

David McLain
David McLain is a globe-trotting photojournalist who has built a career telling stories visually. He tells real stories of real people, most frequently for National Geographic, and he applies those same narrative skills to assignments for commercial clients that value the photojournalist’s passion for authenticity. Whomever he may be working for, McLain manages to tell his stories and communicate the power of real, decisive moments in a way that seems almost effortless. He works hard at it, though, and he’s going to explain how he does it, in depth, right here. To see more of McLain’s work, visit his website at