For our most recent maker project, we had to make a photo essay on our community during the time of covid-19. At first I wasn’t really looking forward to it, but it actually got better as it went on. Earlier this year, we did a project on photography so there wasn’t very much on how to take photos, which I think helped on making this a fun project, because it was pretty short. The first thing that we did for this project was figuring out what we needed to know to do a good essay. This was a pretty fast step, and wasn’t difficult at all. Next, we had to conduct an interview with someone that knows our community really well. I interviewed a family friend that has lived here for around 10 years, and asked her what some of the biggest changes she noticed were, as well as some other questions. Here is the interview:
After doing our research, it was time to pitch our idea for our story. This was just a very brief overview of what our stories would be. This is my story spine:
Once our story spine was finished, we had to actually come up with ideas for the shots that we were gonna take, and draw them out. This was pretty straight forward and also fun because I added some funny parts to my story. Here is the storyboard I came up with:
It was finally time to start our project, and shoot the photos that we had planned out. There isn’t much to say about this part except that it went really well and I’m really happy with how it turned out:
Overall, I had a lot of fun doing this project and I’m really happy and proud with how my essay turned out, and it was really cool to be able to witness history and making a photo essay really put into perspective how crazy the circumstances we are facing right now.