Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Documenting important events in daily life, part of Shooting a Photo Essay: Telling a Family Story.
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…So, I just shot my niece, getting off the bus and…being greeted by my brother, at the end of the school day.…This seems like a relatively simple shoot, but there’s a couple…things I had to work out, before I actually did this.…Where will the bus actually pull up?…>> It’ll just come up this street, and then it'll stop, right at the stop sign.…Scout will get out with another girl, and then he'll…make a right turn and go on to the next stop.…>> Right, so which direction does the door open?…>> The door opens to the stop sign.…>> I do work out where the bus…is actually dropping her off and exactly what time.…
Which way the doors are opening, and if she's getting off the…bus first, or if there's other students that typically get off before her.…>> I don't know if she's the first.…she, did, there, there's one other girl that gets…off the bus at this stop before she does.…Normally she jumps off quicker.…>> Alright.…So, we'll just hangout there, wait for the bus to pull up.…When the bus pulls up, I'll try to be right here then.…
For a photographic storyteller, family members are great but challenging subjects, often more challenging than strangers to capture objectively. In this course, photojournalist Paul Taggart explores the unique challenges of documenting family as he shoots a photo essay about his brother, an amateur astronomer, avid ham radio operator, off-roading enthusiast, and dedicated father in rural Oklahoma.