How many times have you tried telling a story, but you just weren't able to build the other person's imagination. It seemingly always get to the point where you give up, reach for your phone and say, "let me just show you the picture. It says says everything you need to know."
Compelling photography clearly helps more effectively tell your stories and has the ability to genuinely capture the feelings behind it. We rarely travel without our cameras, because in our minds, a good photo is worth 1,150 words (why settle for 1,000?).