How to create a photo essay

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Formula for the Photo Essay Scene SetterUsually a wide angle or aerial shot that establishes the scene.

MediumFocuses in on one element, like a person's face or an intricate detail of a building.

Close-upZeroes in on one element, like a person's hands or an intricate detail of a building.

PortraitUsually either a dramatic, tight head shot or a person in his or her environmental setting.

InteractionPeople conversing or in action.

SignatureSummarizes the situation getting all the key story-telling elements in one photo often called the decisive moment.

SequenceA how-to, before and after, or a series with a beginning, middle, and end (the sequence gives the essay a sense of action).

ClincherA closer that would end the story