Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the images from the off-road shoot, part of Shooting a Photo Essay: Telling a Family Story.
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…I just finished editing the off roading images from yesterday.…There was a couple of obstacles, while shooting, that I…knew I had, while I was still in the field.…The main one being the lighting.…It was super contrasty because we were, had the…trucks in some spotty lighting, in the forest areas.…And the interiors of the cars were really…dark, compared to the exteriors, out the windows.…I dealt with that issue by using an…LED light and while looking through the images it…definitely helped out by filling in some of…the light on my brother's face for the interiors.…
One thing that was important to me…yesterday was incorporating Scout and her friend…into the foreground of some of the…pictures with the trucks in the background.…While James and his buddy were doing the off roading…they didn't always hask out in the car for safety concerns.…But Scouts favorite pat of wheeling is watching your dad do these obstacles.…And so I'm going to make sure I had some images of her just watching…her dad with the car doing these manuevers up and down these rock formations.…
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.