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12/05/2014 09:31:36 AM · #26
Henry, your essay is wonderful. I hope to get an essay in this month and you have been an inspiration. The bar has been set high, as it often is in these photo essays, but that only makes the exercise that much more valuable. Thank you for keeping the photo essays alive.
12/05/2014 12:16:16 PM · #27
Marla, thanks for the kind words and comment. I enjoy your work and hope you can post something before the end of the year.

For me, photo essays have been an exercises in relationships and flow of information. Most of my time is spent trying to build a viewer experience. To predictable or redundant and your audience looses interest. To eclectic and there is no flow. Divulging to much information and and there is nothing to consider. A little frugality can go a long way in story telling. These ideas are not unique to essays and are applicable to individual images as well.

I'm curious how others approach the photo essay?

Message edited by author 2014-12-05 23:24:00.
12/06/2014 07:31:32 AM · #28
Originally posted by insteps:

... A little frugality can go a long way in story telling. These ideas are not unique to essays and are applicable to individual images as well ...

Plus One on that! So much of the interest in both essays and individual photographs derives from what's withheld rather than what's included. In photographs, less is always more. I don't think there are any exceptions.

Originally posted by insteps:

... I'm curious how others approach the photo essay?

My approach:
Have something to say.
Say what you're going to say.
Say it.
Say what you've said.
Finis.
12/14/2014 12:20:17 PM · #29
Anybody else in for December? Only two weeks left.

It's time to reflect on 2014 and start making plans for 2015. The next photo essay due date will be February 28, 2015. We're going back to the end of month due date. This was modified for December because of holiday celebrations and travel.

Happy Holidays!

12/14/2014 12:53:10 PM · #30
Still planning to post something :)
12/14/2014 03:44:23 PM · #31
I've got mine ready to go - just hoping for something more.
12/26/2014 11:45:27 AM · #32
Originally posted by insteps:



I'm curious how others approach the photo essay?


Originally posted by insteps:



I\'m curious how others approach the photo essay?


My approach:

Hope something occurs to me
Hope it occurs spontaneously
Out of nowhere and blossoms into a whole idea
And takes on a life of its own

We're running out of time and nothing has happened.
Backup approach: try forcing something to happen and keep hoping

12/26/2014 03:03:37 PM · #33
Three in the pipeline, but I must say, my holiday is going along so quickly, my projects are on the back-burner.
12/26/2014 07:27:06 PM · #34
My February essay is ready. Who else is in?

Actually, that's not exactly true. We've been spending quality time with family. Sometimes stepping away, recharging the batteries, is exactly what's needed.
12/27/2014 12:54:10 AM · #35
Originally posted by 2mccs:


My approach:

Hope something occurs to me
Hope it occurs spontaneously
Out of nowhere and blossoms into a whole idea
And takes on a life of its own

We're running out of time and nothing has happened.
Backup approach: try forcing something to happen and keep hoping


me too
12/27/2014 01:06:32 AM · #36
What exactly is a photo essay?
12/27/2014 04:35:50 AM · #37
Originally posted by Hipychik:

What exactly is a photo essay?


A reason to string together more than one image that belong together, with or without comments/poems/essays/words/music to help it along.

I like the one's with a strong storyline [beginning-middle-end] best. Storyline is not equal to writing, but to my interpretation.

The other 1.2345million definitions in books/on the internet/DPC forums are all wrong. Even if they say the exact same thing.
12/27/2014 04:47:13 AM · #38
Originally posted by Hipychik:

What exactly is a photo essay?


I slap them together in DPC, some have amazing skills and other www areas that suite the finished product much better.

So mine are images put in a separate folder in DPC, that can be run through in the usual way [small icons in top left of screen]. Comments are either on the image or in the normal comment block.

Clive, Paul and Mariuca on the other hand [as examples], prepare wonderfully complete works that can be seen and experienced outside of DPC, but mostly including a simpler version in DPC for the likes of us that struggle with bandwidth.

12/27/2014 07:32:11 AM · #39
Originally posted by Hipychik:

What exactly is a photo essay?


This is a nice place to view some photo essays:

LenScratch

Just click on the genre that interests you.

Message edited by author 2014-12-27 20:42:24.
12/27/2014 10:54:30 AM · #40
Thank you. I can't stop looking now. Fantastic!
01/01/2015 06:09:56 PM · #41
8 essays for December. A real treat going through them. Thanks, all!
01/01/2015 08:59:06 PM · #42
Originally posted by posthumous:

8 essays for December. A real treat going through them. Thanks, all!


Don, having your poetry added to your photographs was a real treat. Thank you.
01/01/2015 11:58:49 PM · #43
Originally posted by posthumous:

8 essays for December. A real treat going through them. Thanks, all!


+1

December started off slow but you guys came through. Thanks and Happy New Year!

Shall we try again for February 28?
01/02/2015 05:00:13 AM · #44
I just came across this thread today - for the first time - and have spent more than a little time reading/viewing all the essays for December and some of those for earlier months. This was a great experience and I would love to try my hand at this if you have one in February.
01/02/2015 12:46:21 PM · #45
yes to february!
01/07/2015 12:05:31 PM · #46
Yes. In for February. I'll be trying a photo essay this time, rather than an essay about photographs. Less puff and more blow, I hope.

You .. Yes, I mean you .. You can do this. Give it a shot in February. It's satisfying to do it, and even more rewarding to interact with the other essayists.

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Message edited by author 2015-01-07 12:07:46.
01/07/2015 04:46:02 PM · #47
Juggling a few ideas but not sure what direction to head. Maybe I'll flip a coin, spin a bottle, or throw some darts. We've got time so I expect to have something.

If you have read this far why are you not participating?
01/07/2015 06:17:08 PM · #48
Yes to February!
01/08/2015 06:03:04 PM · #49
Anybody seen Herman? Last I heard he was headed to the shore.
01/08/2015 06:37:16 PM · #50
Herman posted one Facebook yesterday, his fingers are alive. February will be my next essay between much to and fro. Perhaps I'll try for some dialogue.
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