Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Critique of unconventional portraits by Paul Taggart, part of Photo Critique of the Week.
- You know, sometimes, when giving yourself…an assignment to take a portrait series,…often the best posed images,…they don't feel that way.…They feel authentic and natural.…Hi, I'm Steve Simon, the passionate photographer,…and welcome to the photo critique of the week.…In this episode, I'm going to take a look…at a series of portraits by fellow instructor,…Paul Taggart, taken of circus performers…in Northern California.…So, let's take a look at some of the…work that Paul did here,…and this was a portrait series.…
Usually what I like to do when viewing work…for the first time, since there's only 14 pictures…in total here, is I just like to sort of go through them.…Get a sense of, kind of, what I'm looking at,…and then it makes it a little bit easier…to me, to ya know, give you my gut instincts…in terms of what's going on.…You also get a sense of what Paul did with this work here.…Very nice.…Okay, well I've chosen these images…because I thought that they would be,…they were some of the favorite ones…from the take that he did.…
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