Photo Essay: Due Sat, March 5

Students will create a photo essay covering an aspect of his/her beat. Students must go somewhere and photograph an event/topic/person. You must take your own photos.

Your photo essay must consist of at least 5 images. Use your judgment on how many images are needed to tell your story.

Get full names, first and last. Practice journalistic ethics. Your photographs should show real events, real people, and real places in real-time. Do not stage or manipulate your subject or photos.

Take a variety of images that help tell your story. Get a mix of wide, medium, and close-ups. Take more than you need. Try to take 50+ images. The ones you post should be your strongest images.

Write a few sentences of text to introduce your essay. Make sure we know the basics: who, where, when, and why.

Post them as a separate post using the WordPress slide show display feature.

Write a compelling headline, not “Photos” or “Photo Assignment.”

The Photo Assignment is in addition to your two regular weekly posts.

Tag your photo essay with phrase “photo assignment” so I know which one it is.

Think narrative and story. What are you trying to convey?

Your photo essay must be photographed and posted between today and Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m.

Worth 50 points – No late work accepted.

The photo essay will be assessed on:
-Subject of the photographs. It must be related to your topic or beat.
-Is this a visual story?
-Are photos informative? Does the viewer learn something?
-Do they offer a glimpse into an event, place, or person?
-What are you trying to convey?
-At least five images.
-Strength of images: focus, clear, strong, framing, composition, etc.
-Intro text: who, when, where, and why.
-You must have full names – first and last of subjects.
-Demonstrate that you put effort into the assignment.

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