Photo Essay

Create a photo essay to accompany your text article. 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.

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

Use captions to identify information that is not available in the photos (ie names, locations, etc).

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

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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