How to create a photo essay
Post on 29-Nov-2014
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