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