The purpose in this activity was to apply the concept of sequential imaging, in the format of a Photo Essay. The series of images must feature one of the following objects as the main subject/character.

  1. A computer.
  2. A crumpled piece of paper.
  3. A pen or pencil.
  4. Camera equipment.
  5. A friend in the class.

Additionally, the photo essay should personify this object and tell the story as if the object were a person. The series must also contain at least one of each of the shots and angles.


A photo essay is a set or series of photographs that are intended to tell a story or evoke a series of emotions in the viewer. Photo essays range from purely photographic works to photographs with captions or small notes to full text essays with a few or many accompanying photographs. Photo essays can be sequential in nature, intended to be viewed in a particular order, or they may consist of non-ordered photographs, which may be viewed all at once or in an order chosen by the viewer. All photo essays are collections of photographs; however, not all collections of photographs are photo essays.

Photo Essay

My photo essay has the title “The unexpected surprise” and tells the story of a girl who founds a special pencil case. However, she didn’t expected what is inside.



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Winter Photo Essay

The intention of this activity was to create a short photo essay at home. The requirements for this photo shoot are:

  1. to depict a story about Winnipeg Winter,
  2. using 5-7 photos and
  3. using different camera shots and angles.

Photo Essay “Snowed Under”