Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Photojournalism and Photo Essay Fundamentals.
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- Thanks for watching this course.…I know starting a photo story or a project…can be incredibly intimidating,…but don't let that stop you.…I know it's scary to pick up the phone…and call your subject for the first time…and ask them if you can have permission…to come into their homes or their workplace…and take pictures.…Again, don't let that stop you,…go out there and do it.…I guarantee you, if you stick with it,…this will be some of the most satisfying work you'll create.…There's some amazing photographers working today…creating awesome, powerful photo stories.…I look to these guys, and I go online and check out books…to keep me motivated, I recommend you do the same.…
I just put together a short list of a couple projects…that I've been looking at lately,…that you might want to check out as well.…Ashley Gilberson's a great photographer,…and he's got a project called Bedrooms of the Fallen,…that I highly recommend.…Also, he's been doing some very important news work…right now, documenting refugees from Syria.…It's a great body of work,…
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