Photo Essay Sequence

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In “15 Creative Photography Project Ideas to Get You Shooting,” Jim Harmer presents a number of varied photography project ideas to help you find inspiration.Photo projects offer a great way to try something new and can help you get out of a rut.

Locations could include amusement parks, nature preserves, or movie theaters.

Photo Essay #8: Give Meaning to Street Photography.

In week three we looked at images from two portrait series: Richard Avedon’s ‘In the American West’ and Jill Greenberg’s ‘End Times.’ We also looked at some of Steve Mc Curry’s amazing portrait work. The two series below are examples of the technique that go beyond the simple portrait.

You needn’t get to crazy about making every image in series EXACTLY like the others.

Following are ten photo essays ideas to consider…Photo Essay #1: Document a Local Event. To turn this into a photo essay, one could arrive early to catch the cyclists and sponsors as they are preparing, then photograph the cyclists riding throughout the day, and finish with some shots of tents coming down and everyone heading home. Find an exhibition going on at a nearby gallery or museum.

Not only photograph the pieces themselves but also those in attendance—how they are interacting with the pieces and among themselves.

If there are times when photos cannot be taken, then you can use the text option for a photo essay and supplement your photos with some captions or short written passages. Find a local charity and document their daily operations, their personnel, and who or what they are helping.

Give a visual sense of what they are trying to accomplish and why it is important. Find a location one would normally go to for a day out but treat this day out more as reportage—photograph behind the scenes shots, interview workers and customers.

Photograph the computer labs and technology if it is a more affluent school or focus on what the teachers make do with if it is a less affluent school.

For a longer essay, you could compare and contrast a rural school to a city school.

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