Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Documenting details and getting the subject to relax, part of Shooting a Photo Essay in 60 Minutes.
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…After I finish photographing Tony with his key lime pie, we realized it was time for…him to check and make sure that the dough was finished chilling.…It was, but he also had to check the oven to check the real pie that we were baking.…When he did, he realized that somehow the temperature on the oven had gotten…a little bit hotter than he wanted and the pie was starting to, not burn, but if he…didn't put foil over it, was going to burn the top, which would be bad for the pie.…And it would be bad for our final pictures, as well.…One thing that happened because of this was all of a sudden,…I thought I was going to have 50 minutes of downtime while that pie was baking.…
That ended up becoming a shorter amount of time because the temperature was higher.…You can't always expect what's going to happen.…You know, real life is happening all around us.…And so as much as I try to control the situation, real life takes over.…I'm a photographer.…I'm not a baker.…I've baked a few things around the house before, but…
In this course, photojournalist Paul Taggart rises to the challenge and shoots a photo essay in only an hour. Shooting under time pressure is a common challenge for a photojournalist, and Paul describes the kinds of planning and shooting that gets results. Learn what kinds of shots you'll need for any type of photo essay, and learn how to engage and interact with subjects who you just met and might never see again.