Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Photographing the Aurora as it continually changes - Part 2, part of Shooting a Photo Essay: Documenting an Event.
- So I've been out here for about an hour,…maybe hour and a half, it's 1:30 in the morning I think.…It's about negative three degrees.…I cannot feel my toes (laughs).…The film crew has been running around the forest here…setting up time-lapses, so we should have…some really spectacular stuff to look at.…For me, I've been havin' a couple issues doing this.…I've never shot the Aurora before.…This is sort of a last minute thing…that I just sort of took advantage of.…Couple things that I've realized real quickly:…I wish I had a real tripod (laughs).…
I wasn't here to do this, so I didn't have a real tripod,…but, you know, when you don't have what you need,…you don't let that stop you from doin' what you want to do.…I found a light stand and this little arm here.…That's working, but what I've noticed is I'm getting…a little bit of vibration with the wind,…which is getting some blur in my images.…I found a couple different ways to compensate for that.…I'm doing a higher shutter speed, (shutter clicks)…so I'm doing 30 seconds.…
- 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