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The Photo Story. A photo story is a series of photos which tell a story -Not so different from ordinary photojournalism! Much more prominent now with digital media -multiple photos, galleries, slideshows, other multimedia Defining attributes of most photo stories: -Progressive story - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • The Photo StoryA photo story is a series of photos which tell a story-Not so different from ordinary photojournalism!

    Much more prominent now with digital media-multiple photos, galleries, slideshows, other multimedia

    Defining attributes of most photo stories:-Progressive story-Long-term coverage-Consistent theme among photos

  • Set of photos: CSUA Hackathon

  • Photo story: CSUA Hackathon

  • Photo Story SubjectsEvent stories: shows the progression of an event-can include more than the event itself: planning, setup, cleanup, aftermath

    Profile stories: shows progression of a person/group through time-focus on some aspect that makes the person/group unique, interesting

    Trend stories: shows societal trends-most effective on current topics-can also show an aspect of society that the public doesnt think of-doesnt necessarily show progression, but images carry common theme-can be presented as a profile or event story, representative of the trend

  • Event StoriesEvent story example:Prison Beauty Pageant

    http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTR2BIG5#a=1Document entire progression of event-The event itself is the spectacle that everyone sees-Planning, setup can show more about the event organizers-Conclusion photos show the effects of the event

  • Trend StoriesTrend story example:Chinese Migrant Workers

    http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTXB71O#a=1

    Lining up for Dalai Lama Tickets

    http://www.dailycal.org/mediabox.php?id=283&type=slideshowInteresting, unusual trends breaks from ordinary public perception

    Often a recent development, or related to recent events

  • Trend StoriesTrend story example (unknown aspect of society):Soldiers Recreation

    http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTR2BEHS#a=13

    Cal Football Fans

    http://www.dailycal.org/mediabox.php?id=245&type=slideshowInteresting, unusual aspects of well-known subjects-Probe into more nuanced facets-Show something the public already knows, just with visual detail

    Often not as compelling as other topics

  • Trend StoriesTrend story example (presented as representative profile):Battlefield Priest

    http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1970495,00.html

    Mrs. Munchies Late Night Food Delivery http://www.dailycal.org/mediabox.php?id=238&type=slideshow

    Cosplay

    http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1969839_2084029,00.htmlLike other trend stories, but profiles a person or group

    Creates a stronger narrative, more consistency-especially if trend is process driven

  • Profile StoriesProfile story example:Blind Boxer

    http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTR2BGKV#a=1Two common types: general profile and event-based profile

    General profiles simply focus on the subjects life in general-What makes them unique?-How are they also common?

    Event-based profiles chronicle the subjects life through an event-Like event stories, follow the progression from beginning to end

  • Photo Story CaptionsCaptions are critical for photo stories

    There is no article to provide the in-depth detail captions must do so

    Strong emphasis on the Why?

  • Photo Story AssignmentEnd of semester photo story project: due Week 14 (2010 May 4)

    Produce a photo story documenting an event, trend, or person/group

    For next week: come up with a photo story idea (or a few potential ones)

    Some suggestions: Student groups, people you know with interesting aspects Trends you notice that arent well-known/publicized Large upcoming events Often ties in with profiles of organizers, participants

    Previous subjects (all fair game): Archery Decal (interesting classes) Performances and the groups in them (ballet, theatre troupe, etc.) ROTC students Study habits during midterms/finals