Exposure is a new photography platform, a more meaningful way to share stories online. Exposure lets you drag and drop photos into your browser, and then add text in between them. The result are exquisite combinations of text narration and photography, turning your photos into immersive graphic stories.
These so called narratives are what differentiates Exposure from traditional platforms like Flickr. Narratives feel gently reminiscent of the analog photo album. Once the standard of photography, its absence in the digital world left an unfilled void.
Right now, Exposure is a mainly paid service marketed towards professional photographers. But if Exposure can extend its free service and double down on collaboration & social networking, something like narratives could become a new standard for sharing photography.
However, having spoken with Luke Beard, cofounder of Exposure, it seems unlikely that they will opt for a more inclusive pricing any time soon. So for now, you are stuck with either a rather limited trial or paying $5 per month. This effectively rules out my dream of a collaborative platform, a place to curate and share photographic memories with friends and family.
Still, once you have seen narratives, you won't want to go back to to single photos on permalink pages. So enjoy some of my favorites: