Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Working toward an environmental portrait, part of Shooting a Photo Essay in 60 Minutes.
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…Once Tony had our pie in the oven, I knew we had some real time to spend where we…could actually get outside of the kitchen.…And where we weren't stuck just photographing the process of making a pie.…This is the kind of stuff I really get excited about.…I love doing portraits.…I love setting up portraits, I love thinking about the locations.…And I want to put people within a space.…This is one of those things that,…as a photographer, if you're working editorially or for a newspaper.…You're always going to be taking lots of portraits.…
That's what people need.…So learn to love doing this.…When I first saw this location, from the outside as I drove by.…One of the things that drew me to it, was there's a huge sign on the outside of…the space, that just says pie in bright, big yellow letters.…I loved it.…I knew that somehow I wanted to incorporate this into a photograph.…Not just as a flat image looking at the outside of the building.…Once I determined the location that I wanted to shoot Tony's portrait.…I needed to get down to some of the actual logistics to doing that.…
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.