Photo Essay- A series of photographs that tell a short story and elicit and emotional response.
Decide on a Message or Story
Write a short and informative introduction for your story. You will use this later when you post your photo essay. Then create an outline of the story for yourself. Here are some ideas for your Photo Essay::
Documenting an event
Photographing an exhibition
Document the day in a life of a friend
Raise awareness of an issue that is important to you
Photograph students, teachers, and classrooms at SRJC. Create a story from this.
Decide on a subject or group of subjects to photograph. Action is great for photo essays, so it’s best if your subjects are doing something.
Plan and Choose your images but be open to spontaneity
Take YOUR OWN PHOTOS; a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 photos. Choose the photos that best convey your story's theme, that elicit and emotional response/connection to the story/subjects. Stories have a beginning, middle, and end. Make sure you arrange your photos with this in mind.
Include various ranges and angles
Wide shots set the scene, giving the viewer an idea of the location and who is involved.
Medium shots are usually action- oriented. They give the viewer a better idea of what’s going on.
Close-up shots are often among the strongest. They are intimate, focusing on one subject in a tight portrait.
Detail shots can be integral to setting the scene. Often, these shots are a close-up of someone’s hands performing an action.
Upload a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 photos to exposure making sure that you include your short and informative introduction. Place the photos in their logical order from beginning to end. Include captions only when necessary, but at least one so that you show you know how to do it. Let the photo speak for itself but if the viewer needs more information than is possible to get from the photo write a short caption.
Finalize your story on the exposure site and copy the URL
Click on the Submit Button at the top of the page.
Paste your exposure URL in the Web URL text field click the Submit Assignment button.
Can't change a rubric once you've started using it.