I have my main story pages. I have one image style set on the content type display page for 880 x 495. I also want to have a image style set for thumbnails sizes of these photos. But as I see it I can only have one or the other. Is there a way to apply multiple image styles to the same uploaded photo field in drupal 8?
You can reuse images using different image sizes - as far as I am aware there isn't a way to do this using the Drupal Field UI - but you could (for example) override the node display using views for more customisation including the ability to use the same image field using multiple image styles.