Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the images from the shoot, part of Shooting a Photo Essay in 60 Minutes.
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…I had a successful day of photographing, at American Pie, with the owner, Tony.…I made a pretty fun story about pie making, and…the guy, who's a great character.…What I've done is I've edited through about 1700 images that I've taken.…I've whittled that down to 35 pictures.…The most important thing in editing and picking those 35 images,…was picking images to propel a narrative, that tell a story.…I mean, that's what I'm here to do, is tell the story of American Pie.…And with that, I wanted that opening image to say, this is where we're at.…
It was a location still, essentially.…And that first image in my essay is an exterior image of American Pie.…When editing a sequence of images,…my final edit isn't necessarily chronological to the way that I shot it.…When I'm actually on location shooting, I'm picturing in my head, how I…think this essay is going to look, and what kind of sequence it's going to be in.…If I don't necessarily shoot it in that order.…The first image in my essay is in fact,…actually, the last image that I took of the day.…
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.