Department of Creative
S4 - Photo Essay
S4.A1.1 - Research
Read the article The Life Magazine Formula for Visual Variety in the Photo Essay
Sumarize the following:
Look at the following sites for ideas
S4.A1.2 - Planning
Your photo essay will have 7 photos. Complete the information below and have your idea approved by your teacher.
Lead Photo - How will I capture the attention of the viewer.
Set the Scene - How will I set the scene?
Portraits - Will this be an actual photo or a metaphor?
Details - How will I show details that are interesting and prpel the story forward
Close- up - How will you pull the viewer in closer?
The Photo - How will you know which one is THE one?
Closure - What emotion do I want the viewer to leave with
For each photo include the following information
S4.A1.2 - Photograph
Shoot multiple images for each photo using different composition, lighting, depth of field. Modify your photographs in Photoshop using photographic techniques/manipulation to create your finished work.
Write captions for all of your photos.
Post your photo essay
S4.A1.3 - Artistic Statement
Write your artistic statement explaining your influences, artistic process, and photographic/digital manipulation techniques that you used.
S4.A1.4 - Reflection
1. What part of your finished project did you find most successful and why?
2. What part of your finished project did you find least successful and why?
3. If you had to do this project again, what part would you change or improve on and why