Post 6: Photo Gallery

Due Sunday, October 20 at 8 p.m. (Worth 50 points)

Create a photo essay covering a visual aspect of your beat. Go somewhere and photograph an event/topic/people. You must take your own photos. You are encouraged to use your cell phone if it captures quality images.

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 five (5) images. Use your judgment on how many images are needed to tell your story or cover your event. Get full names of people photographed – first and last – and put them in captions. Practice journalistic ethics. Your photographs should show real events, real people, and real places in real-time.

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

Post them in a series, gallery, or using the WordPress slide show display feature.

Try to tell a story or convey information visually, rather than with text.

Grading Criteria:

  • Original reporting and effort. Did you go somewhere interesting related to your beat topic?
  • Subject matter of photos. Are photos informative? Does the viewer learn something? Do they offer a glimpse into an event, place, or person?
  • Quality of the photos: Attention to focus, framing, composition, etc.
  • Intro text or captions that explain who, what, when, where, and why.
  • Full names – first and last – of people in photographs.
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