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Photo Essay

A photo essay is very simply a collection of images that are placed in a specific order to tell the progression of events, emotions, and concepts. Used by world class photojournalists such as Lauren Greenfield and James Nachtwey, and Joachim Ladefoged to name a few, the photo essay takes the same story telling techniques as a normal essay, translated into visual images.
Read more: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/5-photo-essay-tips#ixzz1XtGy3DE6

A photo-essay (or photographic essay) is a set or series of photographs that are intended to tell a story or evoke a series of emotions in the viewer. A photo essay will often show pictures in deep emotional stages. Photo essays range from purely photographic works to photographs with captions or small notes to full text essays with a few or many accompanying photographs. Photo essays can be sequential in nature, intended to be viewed in a particular order, or they may consist of non-ordered photographs which may be viewed all at once or in an order chosen by the viewer. (wikipedia.org)

How to chop down a big tree


The beautiful environment of New Zealand's Kaimanawa wild horses


Workshop Goal: To convey some ideas about a Key Competency using 5 photos and a short narration

Key Competencies Online

  1. Brainstorm and storyboard ideas for photos
  2. Use good camera techniques to take a series of sharp, compelling photos
  3. Choose the best 5 photos to tell a message about our key competency
  4. Create a photo essay as a collage using Picasa
  5. Upload our photo essay to Fotobabble and narrate a defining sentence (e.g. 'Managing self is about ...', 'Relating to others is about ...' etc)
  6. Upload to the eStudents wiki more independently

The New Zealand Curriculum Key Competencies