Sequencing a Photo Essay with Sylvia Plachy
Friday & Saturday December 3 & 4, 2010
This is an intensive editing class for those who want to use photographs to tell a story, be it a personal journey or professional assignment leading to a photo essay for a book, magazine, or publication.
Drawing on over thirty years experience, Sylvia will guide you to examine your personal voice, clarify what type of project you want to pursue, and learn how to best create and sequence your own photo essay. A photograph can stand alone and be rich in meaning, but when you string a number of images together, like lines in a poem or phrases in music – in an essay, show, and especially a book – the pictures become much more than the sum of their parts.
Over the course of our two days together, we will share portfolios and learn how to edit, sequence, and paste our pictures for essays, books or shows. We will examine format, size, layout, and title, as well as whether words or other visuals are needed, and leave with a clearer vision.