Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Capturing a shot in motion to add interest, part of Shooting a Photo Essay: An Artist at Work.
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Photography is about capturing the moment, and sometimes those moments are really…loud and energetic. And other times, they're really quiet.…right now, my photo essay is feeling a little bit quiet, so we've got this…incredible artist who's spending lots of quiet moments alone in his studio, working…on angelic sculptures. but I want to amp it up a little bit.…So I just took some photographs of Kevin on his bicycle with his surfboard.…And I decided to really add some motion to that by getting in the back of a truck and…traveling along with him and shooting with him making the background more blurry.…
See if this works. So the key for us is to stay at the same…speed and we'll try to be consistent and you too.…(SOUND) And we'll just go all the way to the end.…So it's whenever you're ready to go. >> Ready to go.…(SOUND). >> To do something like this, you gotta…actually orchestrate it, though. because I've gotta get Kevin at a place…(SOUND) at a certain time. So you gotta schedule it.…And then, I've also gotta have a car ready if I'm going to do a shot where I'm in the…
Paul, whose work has appeared in publications such the New York Times and National Geographic, shares insights into how he prepares for an assignment, how he engages his subject, and how he takes advantage of unpredictable and unforeseen situations. The course concludes with a look at how the final essay might be sequenced and distributed.