Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating your final essay, part of Shooting a Photo Essay: An Artist at Work.
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I just got back from Art City, where I showed Kevin the final photoessay that I have.…I've done the majority of the editing and most of the sequencing, and now I'm just…going to do my last pass-through before I'v got to head out check out of the hotel…and get a, catch a flight. So I just want to review these images real…quick and see if I've got everything before I leave.…This image I've shot in two separate ways because I didn't know if I was going to…use the intro to Art City, or have the Art City sign as the last image of the essay.…
So I shot it once with the angle going in this direction.…And once from the other side, with it going in this direction.…And I decided, you know, Art City is where we are.…So I wanted to establish this is our place.…So this is our first image. And then I'm looking for a story art here…where the whole story takes place in a day.…We did shoot over 48 hours, but for the story purposes it just establishes a…viewer in a space that they're familiar with.…So it's morning to night. So I went out and shot him in his outdoor…
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.