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MikesJo
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Sep 18, 2004 19:28 |  #1

My school newspaper is letting me do a photo essay. I just have to find a topic now. Anyone have ideas? I hope to show different views on the topic that I pick, not just one view (biased) like how some media is.

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Sep 18, 2004 21:43 |  #2

Wow, that's a difficult question to answer. It might help if you passed along some of your interests. You'll be more likely to put your heart into the project if you're passionate about or strongly interested in the subject matter.


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Sep 18, 2004 21:53 |  #3

Well I'm passionate of photography :). I just can't think of a subject, don't have anything in particular in mind...




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Sep 18, 2004 21:56 |  #4

For a school project, fashions would be a cool topic. You could take shots of some of the students and, for laughs, scan some photos from your parents' yearbooks to show how fashions have changed. :lol:

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Sep 18, 2004 23:35 |  #5

MikesJo wrote:
My school newspaper is letting me do a photo essay. I just have to find a topic now. Anyone have ideas? I hope to show different views on the topic that I pick, not just one view (biased) like how some media is.

Thanks.

Why pick a potential media-biased subject?

Pick NATURE.

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Sep 19, 2004 01:44 |  #6

fashion is cool, i'd have to find some students to pose or I could go around asking people if I could take their picture :P. Always a good way to meet new people ;).

Nature is a good one too, lots of nature in BC here.
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Sep 19, 2004 06:24 |  #7

do some research around your area, that's the best way to start, try looking for things that has potential but yet to be noticed


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Sep 19, 2004 07:00 |  #8

Poverty is a good one with oportunity for good pictures.


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Sep 19, 2004 14:07 |  #9

Something about the people living in your schools neighbourhood?

Cover the shop classes/music classes/theatre classes/sports or electives/extra curricular activities in general.

Getting to know teachers better

Students with unusual skills/abilities




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Sep 20, 2004 15:08 |  #10

A day in the life of a a teacher.

Pick a teacher you get along well with. :-)




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Jun 05, 2008 09:08 |  #11

I had some troubles in writing a photo essay in my college. But professors helped me very much to cope with my essay problems.


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Jun 05, 2008 13:20 |  #12

Do something along the lines of the "Roaming Gnome" concept.

DON'T USE A GNOME

Use something that you can carry from place to place and photograph it in front of various local landmarks. Me? I'd use a large stuffed alligator. Well, not a stuffed, taxidermy, alligator, but a stuffed animal toy alligator. I've seen photo essays doing this with balls of one sort or another or a creepy little doll. The gnome is cliche and droll and done to death.


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Apr 07, 2009 00:03 |  #13

here are some great ideas!!!!
*fastfood
*sports
*musical insturments
*homelessness
*problems in ur city (idk...maybe theres a local park being torn down or smething like that and you could take a stand on that..... you kno what i mean...)
*history
*around in my area, there alot of espressos opening up, hiring women to dress.... inappropriatly (sometimes even nothing at all) and thats a problem in my area so if the same thing is happeneng where you live, you could take a stand on that
*do a photo essay monitering Obama
*different hobbies/ interests: like: food, card games, board games, MUSIC!!
*family: about your family's particular culture
*maybe compare different cultures?
*do on on ur childhood where you collect photos of how you grew as a chilld?
*do a photo essay on ur teachers/ school

hope this helps

i had to come up with ideas too b/c i also have to do a photo essay

i probably should be working on mine right now but i am procrastinating my posting this message, so i rlly hope u use on of my ideas! haha

im doing my photo essay on fastfood :)




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Apr 21, 2009 14:13 |  #14

goofylova387 wrote in post #7682425external link
here are some great ideas!!!!
*fastfood
*sports
*musical insturments
*homelessness
*problems in ur city (idk...maybe theres a local park being torn down or smething like that and you could take a stand on that..... you kno what i mean...)
*history
*around in my area, there alot of espressos opening up, hiring women to dress.... inappropriatly (sometimes even nothing at all) and thats a problem in my area so if the same thing is happeneng where you live, you could take a stand on that
*do a photo essay monitering Obama
*different hobbies/ interests: like: food, card games, board games, MUSIC!!
*family: about your family's particular culture
*maybe compare different cultures?
*do on on ur childhood where you collect photos of how you grew as a chilld?
*do a photo essay on ur teachers/ school

hope this helps

i had to come up with ideas too b/c i also have to do a photo essay

i probably should be working on mine right now but i am procrastinating my posting this message, so i rlly hope u use on of my ideas! haha

im doing my photo essay on fastfood :)

I am also thinking about doing photo essay on Fast Food but I am not sure how to proceed. I have taken pictures of fast food resturants but thats about it.. I was wondering If you can help me out and share some ideas. That would be really helpful.
Thanks.




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Mar 01, 2011 06:01 |  #15

Beeya wrote in post #7775739external link
I am also thinking about doing photo essay on Fast Food but I am not sure how to proceed. I have taken pictures of fast food resturants but thats about it.. I was wondering If you can help me out and share some ideas. That would be really helpful.
Thanks.

Holy Lurker Batman. :p

I think fast food is boring. You need something with range that will hopefully draw emotion or educate people a little.

As an example, we did a fun photo essay of a temple here in Bangkok. We got shots of people showing respect to Buddha, the statues, and things that convey the 'feel' of the temple. That is what you want to strive for when doing a photo essay. You want a range of images that 'tells a story.'

For the OP, it might help if we knew what setting you lived in. A small country town is going to have a different subject than a big city.

*homelessness
*problems in ur city (idk...maybe theres a local park being torn down or smething like that and you could take a stand on that..... you kno what i mean...)

these are both good suggestions and leave for a lot of range

You could also do something creative like a guy that took pictures of his feet in all different situations. Like riding a dog sled, skiing, walking in rain, etc... the theme was his feet and where they went.


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