According to Ohio University’s Terry Eiler, a pioneer in photojournalism and former photographer for , there are three ways of telling stories online through pictures: a photo essay, photo package or photo story.
A photo essay is a collection of pictures with an overall topic or theme.
He received his Ph D in English Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.
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An essay is a common type of academic writing that you'll likely be asked to do in multiple classes.
Before you start writing your essay, make sure you understand the details of the assignment so that you know how to approach the essay and what your focus should be.Al Jazeera’s September photo essay of child amputees in Syria gave me a new perspective on the traumas caused by Syria’s ongoing war.I’d seen photos of unrest in the region before, but seeing a child with a missing leg gave me a new understanding of the suffering and plight of the 20 million people in the country.For example, feature print stories use photos of different sizes and types of shots (wide, medium, tight) to explain how pictures are interrelated.While most online essays disregard size, they can use a variety of shots to show detail.The pictures need not be of the same person or event, but they should string together to form a “big picture”.Photo essays are used to cover events like natural disasters, to show vastness or variety, or to compare and contrast photos.Photo storytelling is different from a picture portfolio or collection.It’s not a random collection of photos, or a display using albums from Flickr or Instagram.In journalism, photo storytelling gives a visual complement to often mundane text; in entices a second look at a story.Take a look at any news website, whether it’s ABC News, Al Jazeera English or even Time, and you’ll likely see a picture with a story headline.