Lesson ideas using photo websites
Written by Bill Hankins
- Use the winners’ gallery on poyi.org: Have students find the most effective images in a category and write a one-page analysis on its strengths, such as story-telling, impact, composition or timing.
- Use any website’s photo story or multiple image categories: Have students edit the images to a yearbook layout using only five images. Find the dominant or establishing shot and defend in writing their choice. Select four more images that contribute to the story without duplicating content.
- Listen to the judging podcast on the CPOY website. Have students summarize what they learned from the judges in a one-page analysis, and a one-page description of how they can apply this to their own shooting.