Due during final class Monday December 15th
The Final Project is a 4-5 week project that requires each student to spend significant time with a chosen subject, to produce a well-crafted, in-depth photo essay.
Each student must submit a written proposal; which must meet the requirements of the assignment and approval by the instructor.
The Final Project is NOT a single event or photo shoot. It should be a subject of social importance and thus worthy of a 4-5 week essay. The essay should tell a story.
Each student must develop their essay on a week-to-week basis, and bring photos in each week for critique. The final essay will consist of an 8-10 image slideshow.
The Final Project makes 25% of your grade and is due the final week.
REMEMBER: The Photo Essay is equivalent to a Final Exam.
Due Monday November 10th
WRITTEN PROPOSAL FOR FINAL PROJECT / Photo Essay
Each student must submit a well-written, thoroughly planned proposal (250 words or 3-4 paragraphs). The proposal must be an examined, well-planned, and strongly supported idea.
Your proposal will be evaluated and part pf your grade.
Select a story idea, theme, or subject that will be both interesting and visual. You will need to photograph this subject in various stages over the final 4-5 weeks, so make it something good! Something you can spend time with and revisit multiple times.
It should be a subject worthy of a photo essay. Think of some of the work we have reviewed in class. It must also be accessible to you. Don’t select a subject that you can’t get to each week, select an idea that is do-able.
Do NOT select an uninteresting and simplistic subject, such as; my roommate, my dog, or my girlfriend/boyfriend. Select something that has substance, something complex that can be revisited many times and in different ways.
The proposal should outline in detail 4-5 different aspects that you can document, not just one thing repeated each week. This how real photojournalists get their work published. They pitch story ideas to editors. Each story proposal usually has to be approved by a series of editors, and a poorly throughout proposal will quickly dismissed by an editor.
PROPOSAL IS PART OF YOUR GRADE.
The Final Project is due Monday December 15th during FINAL CLASS.
Attendance required. No exceptions
-Each project must consist of at least 8 different images, no more than 10.
-Project should include at least one: vertical, detail, and overall.
-At least (5) photos must contain people.
-Each image must be captioned properly in File Info.
-The first image in your series MUST have a brief summary of your project, in addition to the caption. 2-3 sentences, be brief and concise.
-Each image must be slugged properly
(lastname_final 01.jpg, lastname_final 02.jpg, etc
-Each image must be cropped, toned, sized, etc in Photoshop
-Each image should be sized to 10 inches at longest side, 200dpi
-Each image should be less than 2MGS. Save it at a lower compression if too big.
-Sequence your images in the best story telling manner
-YOU WILL BE GRADED ON WELL YOU MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS, AS WELL AS THE OVERALL IMPACT OF YOUR PHOTOS.
-PROJECT SHOULD REFLECT 4-5 WEEKS OF WORK.
PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!
FINAL PROJECT CHECKLIST:
1. be sure you submitted to the DROP updated final proposal, if you changed topics.
2. make sure all photos are captioned.
3. sequence photos, take special care to put photos in order.
4. slug photos properly.
5. Photoshop & size each image properly.
6. submit 8-10 final photos to the DROP when you are done
Slug: lastname_final01.jpg, lastname_final02.jpg, etc.