Whether you choose to document the first month of a newborn in the family, the process of a school drama production, or even a birthday party, make your topic something in which you find interest. Do your researchh: If you document a newborn’s first month, spend time with the family.Discover who the parents are, what culture they are from, whether they are upper or lower class.If you cover the process of a school’s drama production, talk with the teachers, actors and stage hands; investigate the general interest of the student body; find out how they are financing the production and keeping costs down. The best way you can connect your photo essay with its audience is to draw out the emotions within the story and utilize them in your shots. Plan your shots: Whether you decide to sit down and extensively visualize each shot of the story, or simply walk through the venue in your mind, you will want to think about the type of shots that will work best to tell your story.
The result of this style is evident in the fact that the viewer always feels as though they were there as well. He fought and risked his life so that we might see what war really was. This advancement in technology allowed photographers to travel abroad. Since then, Nachtwey has devoted himself to documenting wars, conflicts, and critical social issues. The equipment was so simple that most present day photographers would think it impossible to work with. But to save me from that James decided to marry me. When James went to serve in the war he sent me to live with his mother Ethel. My modelling career began by chance when an army photographer spotted me working on a factory assembly line during World War II. The photographer invited me for several photo-shootings at his studio. It was only when another photographer demanded me to dye my hair that I gave in. His photographic projects are lengthy and all encompassing. She is also an instructor with the Institute in Photographic Studies.Her work may be found at Christina Nichole Photography.Today Christina Nichole Dickson looks at the topic of Photo Essays.Christina is a photojournalist for Revolutionary Media.Used by world class photojournalists such as Lauren Greenfield and James Nachtwey, and Joachim Ladefoged to name a few, the photo essay takes the same story telling techniques as a normal essay, translated into visual images.A photo essay isn’t simply for photojournalists however. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, the photo essay is a brilliant way to bring your images to life and touch your family, friends, and coworkers. Find a topic: Photo essays are most dynamic when you as the photographer care about the subject.James Nachtwey began photographing in the early 1980's and was a contract photographer for Time magazine from 1984 to 2001.He has made himself famous for his coverage of wars and various other social conflicts and issues.