Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing and sequencing images, part of Learning Photojournalism and Photo Essays.
- [Voiceover] Now that you've started shooting…your photo story…it's time to dive into the post-production…of your story as well.…I highly recommend that you edit…and start sequencing your project immediately.…Don't wait till the end of your project.…If you're shooting a multi-day or a multi-week…or even a multi-year project…you don't wanna be overwhelmed…with the sheer number of images.…Also, I find that if you edit your pictures…at the end of each shoot day…your edit's just that much better.…The way you feel about the images is stronger,…and usually that first pass is also the best pass.…
Also, if you look at your pictures…at the end of each day…and start that sequence…you're gonna start to notice holes in your story.…And what I mean by holes…is it could be whole subjects that you feel…like you've been leaving out,…or it could be aesthetic and visual things…like you started framing too many of your subjects…in the left side or the right side of your frame.…And what you wanna do is make sure…you're getting that variety that we've talked about so much,…
Most people think of news media when they think of photo essays. It's true that photo essays are one of the cores of photojournalism, but they're relevant in a lot of other ways, too—to document your family, the place where you live or work, or the business that your company conducts. The key is to think of a series of photos that work together to communicate your message.
In this course, photojournalist Paul Taggart outlines the fundamentals of shooting a photo essay, from thinking about your story photographically to presenting your final photo story.
- What is a photo essay?
- Shooting different types of photo essays
- Picking and researching a subject
- Planning and taking the shots
- Editing and sequencing images