For your captions/statement follow these guidelines:
EDITING THE INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS:
CHOOSE the two best photos for each category by asking the questions:
1. Does the photo add essential “information” to the overall story?
2. Is the photo a natural segue/transition from the previous photo…and to the next one?
3. Can the photo – with the caption you write for it - stand on its own as a strong image with essential information?
You need to have TWO photos posted for each of the categories listed on the original post (CLICK HERE for the post).
RECOMPOSING in RULE OF THIRDS – or – CENTERED? :
CROPPING – If the photos you took need to be recomposed, do one of the following in Photoshop:
2. RULE OF THIRDS
THE CAPTIONS -and/or- STATEMENT.
Depending on your topic, one of the following will be appropriate:
Captions are to be placed under each photo.
The statement is to be placed at the beginning of your post before the photographs.
Based on your topic, you still may be placing text of some sort under each photo of the essay.
CAPTIONS…are a two-to-three sentence mini-story.In most photo captions the first sentence identifies the people and place in the photograph and supply the date and location where it was taken. The second and third sentence should provide contextual information to help readers understand what they are looking at.
· Include the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, HOW…and maybe WHY.
· Use a variety of adjectives and adverbs
· Use descriptive language.
· Use strong, visually specific nouns
· Consider the action before and during the photo, and reaction to the ‘event’
· Use colorful, lively, visual action verbs
· Write in present tense, active voice (unless changing tenses to make it logical)
· Be factual
· Use a variety of sentence patterns
· Identify people in the photo
· Use complete sentences
· Use first and last names
STATEMENT – Written in first person.
A. . Write an overall statement of purpose/intent/motivation/etc. that explains your photo essay
B. ABOUT THE TOPIC:
i. What is the topic?
ii. How does the topic address something about the human condition?
iii. How is the topic relevant to life in 2017?
iv. In what ways might people/society feel about the topic?
v. What are the pros and cons of the topic?
C. ABOUT YOUR REASON FOR CHOOSING THE TOPIC:
i. What are your observations about the topic?
ii. What are your feelings about the topic?
iii. What is the significance of the topic to you?
iv. How has the topic affected you?
v. Specifically, what are you trying to convey through your photos?
vi. What do you want the viewer to think, feel, or infer from your project?
D. The statement should be two/three robust and weighty paragraphs that leave little to
the viewer's imagination about your purpose/intent/motivation, and what you want the
viewer to see/notice/glean from your work.