Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting into the night, part of Shooting a Photo Essay: An Artist at Work.
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So, earlier today I was talking to Kevin about working at night, because when I…talked to him on the phone he said, that he gets up super early in the morning and…he just works all day. And so, I was curious you know does he…actually work at night. And wonders why I asked this, because I…saw some very cool lighting elements that were sitting out here.…And I thought how cool to be to actually shoot him in evening time once it's dark,…just to mix things up a bit. One of the problems when you are shooting…your photo story, is you get so many pictures of the same subject, the same…person, the same the sculptures, whatever your subject matter is.…And it actually becomes a bit boring visually, when you're looking at 30…pictures in a row in one photo essay. And so, one of the ways you can mix this…up is, you know, using different lenses and things like that.…
But also, by using different times of day, and just having different light.…and so he wasn't actually going to be working tonight, but he does work most nights.…
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.