Fieldtrip Alternate Assignment - Photo Essay

Photo Essays - A photo-essay (or photographic essay) is a set or series of photographs that are intended to tell a story or evoke a series of emotions in the viewer. A photo essay will often show pictures in deep emotional stages. Photo essays range from purely photographic works to photographs with captions or small notes to full text essays with a few or many accompanying photographs. Photo essays can be sequential in nature, intended to be viewed in a particular order, or they may consist of non-ordered photographs which may be viewed all at once or in an order chosen by the viewer
Photo-essay. (2011, August 2). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 9:44pm October 27, 2011, from

There are 3 parts to this assignment:
1) Photo Essay Questions
2) Create your own photo essay
3) Submission: Drop both your Questions doc and Photo Essay Powerpoint into the Assignments drive

PART 1: Photo Essay Questions

1) Click below and choose a photo essay to view from Time magazine.

Time Magazine Photo Essays

2) Review the essay by answering the following questions in a WORD doc. Also copy and paste the link of your photo essay into your assignment. 
  a) Did the photographer use staged photos, candid photos or both?
   b) Color or B&W? Did it make a difference? 
   c) Find examples of good exposure and composition and point them out. Identify a minimum of 10 components related to exposure and composition. (Eg. Picuture 2 - lines (lead eye to book toward the back of the image, shallow depth of field)
   d) How close does the subject feel in the photo? What kind of emotions are evoked when you view the image?
   e) How much narration and text support the essay?
    f) Do the photos in the essay stand alone or do they need to be seen as a part of the whole?
   g) Describe your reaction to the essay. Do all photo essays illicit a reaction in the viewer?
(18 Marks)
PART 2: Create your own photo essay

Create your own photo essay in Powerpoint using the guidelines below:
1) Choose 10 photos you already have (if you don't have enough for 10, you need to get some)
2) Single theme or "story" for the essay
3) Consider the following in choosing your photographs:
                  - Composition 
                  - Lighting
                  - Angle and distance to subject
                  - Candid or posed photos?
                  - Consider the need for text to accompany each photograph 

Click HERE to see some sample student photo essays
(25 marks)

PART 3: Submission

Drop both your Questions doc and Photo Essay Powerpoint into the Assignments drive