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Old 18th of September 2004 (Sat)   #1
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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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Old 18th of September 2004 (Sat)   #2
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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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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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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.

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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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Why pick a potential media-biased subject?

Pick NATURE.

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Old 19th of September 2004 (Sun)   #6
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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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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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Poverty is a good one with oportunity for good pictures.
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Old 19th of September 2004 (Sun)   #9
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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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A day in the life of a a teacher.

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Old 5th of June 2008 (Thu)   #11
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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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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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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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Old 21st of April 2009 (Tue)   #14
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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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You can get some ideas from the website, Photo Essays in Black and White,
at www.efn.org/~hkrieger
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