Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the essay with the subject, part of Shooting a Photo Essay: An Artist at Work.
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So, I woke up early this morning and finished editing all the pictures.…And I gotta pretty, what I think, pretty solid 31 images that I might whittle down…to about 22. But before I do that, I wanted to head out…here to Art City and let Kevin have one last look at photo essay, and get his…reaction to some of these pictures. And see if I'm going in the wrong…direction, or maybe I've just totally gone off on my own thing, and I didn't…represent him right. But I'm just going to check in with him…and get his responses to these images real fast.…And then after that, I can go back to editing and making my final choices for…the images for this photo story. So Kevin, I just wanted to thank you for…letting me kind of come in here and invade your private space, and your outdoor…studio, and your home, and meet your buddies.…
it's been a inspiration to me and I just want to sort of check in with you before I leave.…And show you some of the photos. And let me know if I got it right or if…I'm in the right direction with representing you.…
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.