Letter P challenge

Another unit I have been doing at UTAS is called

Photo Essay

Whenever I write a blog post I try to include at least one image that relates to the topic of the post. But this unit taught me more about telling stories using images and captions.

I always thought a caption was like the little description underneath an image or the title of the image, but in this unit a caption was between one and three sentences per image.

We had to decide on the story-line for our photo-essay, take photos using the new skills we learned in the first few weeks and then write captions for the images we were using.

As this unit could be used as part of the Family History course, and many students who took part in the first Intro to Family History unit are nearly at the stage of graduating in August next year, I decided to make that the theme for my photo-essay.

I saved my photo essay as a powerpoint and have uploaded it here for you to look at. It hasn’t been marked yet by UTAS markers, so I wonder what they will think of it.

Readers: Please leave a comment about my post or something beginning with P that relates to your family history or your research.

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13 thoughts on “Letter P challenge

  1. P is for PALMER my paternal line.
    P is for PHOTOGRAPHS that tell stories.
    P is for POUNDING PATHS- cemeteries, historic buildings, family history libraries….
    P is for PRODUCTIVE results and sharing from studying the diploma.

  2. P is for Perth, Capital of Western Australia where I come from
    P is for Perthshire Scotland where my father’s maternal family came from.
    P is for Perth in Canada where some Perthshire families went to
    P is for the Perth, I know is in Tasmania, never know perhaps a relative went there too.
    P is for perfect, photo essay, providing a Perth resident information on the Graduation place.

  3. P is for Peach my maiden name, for printmaking and photography my passions and for packed with info, which is what this essay is.

  4. P is for Papa
    P is for protector
    P is for perfectionist
    P is for Parquetry and Pointilism.
    P is for proudly remembering my maternal grandfather

  5. P is for Patricia which is my first name
    P is for Perth which is where I was born
    P is for Peter which is my husband’s name
    P is for perfect which is the way to describe our weather in Mandurah
    P is for a pat on the back for your photo essay. It is so well presented and informative.

  6. P is for my PATERNAL line, that continues to evade me.
    P is for Photo Essay – I’ve enjoyed the course very much and it has opened my eyes to another way of recording my Personal History. I’m looking forward to joining you all in the exciting Points of Interest outlined in your Photo Essay.

  7. P is for the new knowledge gained in The Photo Essay Unit for taking and recording our photographs.
    P is for the Places we learn about when researching our family histories.
    P is for the Passes we have gained doing the Diploma of Family History for the past 2 years.
    P is for the Passion we have for Family history.
    Pals that have we have made through the course and the facebook pages that have been Progressively put up as each new unit is studied.
    Thank you Sue for hints if I can save up enough to come down in August 2017 for the Graduation.

  8. Hi Sue have a Plate Story some may find interesting.
    As a child fascinated by Blue Willow Pattern Plates used on special occasions at our house. Mum told me the story of two ill fated lovers, turned to birds. Have been searching for years for a copy of the poem/legend. If want more info check out: http://orwelltoday.com/readerwillowdishes.4.shtml
    Also on our town common can dig up broken pieces of dinner sets from 1860’s can date patterns on antique websites. Around old homestead sites it is interesting to date relics from past in this manner. Regards Marg

  9. P is for PERRETT

    Elizabeth Monday Pinkney Perrett to be precise. Elizabeth was born the third of ten children to James Perrett and Ann Merchant in 1806 in Marlborough, Wiltshire. The ‘Monday’ and ‘Pinkney’ are old family names that went back generations.

    In 1830, she married David Winter Culley, the son of a plumber at Windsor Castle and in 1848 they brought their six children to Adelaide, South Australia to start a new life.

  10. P is for family Photographs and People and Place . . Please don’t forget to write the Person and Place the Photograph was taken and the date on the back of each Photo. We have a beautiful family Photo album belonging to my husband full of 19th Century Photographs and we don’t know who the People are.

  11. P is for photographs. I am lucky to have many old photos of some of my ancestors, and am using them to put into photobooks that tell their stories.

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