Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Beginning the Aurora Borealis photo shoot, part of Shooting a Photo Essay: Documenting an Event.
- So this is a little bonus chapter.…This is unrelated to the ice sculpture event…but at the same time what I'm getting ready to show you…is still an event course necessarily…'cause it's an event that I took advantage of.…I'm up here in Alaska…and one of the things that a lot of photographers travel…to Alaska for, is the aurora.…People get really excited about aurora.…The hotel that I've been staying at…has bus loads of tourists coming over from Japan…for the one reason, just to photograph the aurora,…so I felt like when I got the opportunity to do so,…I should take advantage of it.…
In the course of shooting the ice sculpture competition,…I met a lot of great people here in Alaska,…and one of those people was a guy named Greg…who out of the blue offered to let me travel to his cabin…up in a mountain above Fairbanks,…where he turned on the heat for me…and said if you ever want to come shoot the aurora,…you should come do it here, it's a great spot.…I couldn't pass that up.…I began shooting the ice sculpting competition.…
- Documenting the early stages of an event
- Interviewing an event employee for access and info
- Photographing people and moments at an event
- Photo gear tips for a cold weather event
- Adding final finishing photos for an event story