Photojournalism: Making Photo Essays and Stories | Benjamin Lowy | Skillshare

Photojournalism: Making Photo Essays and Stories

Benjamin Lowy, Photographer

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7 Lessons (28m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:53
    • 2. Your Assignment

      4:21
    • 3. Composition

      8:18
    • 4. Shooting

      9:40
    • 5. Lighting

      1:51
    • 6. Final Thoughts

      0:44
    • 7. Explore Photo Classes on Skillshare

      0:36
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Project Description

Create a photo essay or story about a single location.

ASSIGNMENT

Find one place – whether it’s a train car on the metro or a single gallery in a large museum – and make a series of photos from that location.

This assignment can take the form of either a photo essay or photo story.

  • A photo essay communicates mood. For this format, you’ll arrange photos in a sequence to craft and communicate the mood you experienced.
  • A photo story communicates a chronological event. A classic example of this "point A to point B" format is a day in the life of something or someone: a linear manner, as the event happened.

Your goal is to show your unique perspective of the place. Remember, you’re not taking pictures, you're making pictures. 

DELIVERABLE

Upload your photo story or essay and explain your creative choices:

  • State whether you've chosen to share an essay or story
  • Share why you chose your location
  • 5+ photos

RESOURCES

  • Explore my portfolio of work and photo essays / stories here
  • Check out the work of Bruce Davidson and Christophe Agou, two of the photographers I mentioned in the video lessons, who have captured the New York City subway

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