Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Post shoot edits on Aurora photographs, part of Shooting a Photo Essay: Documenting an Event.
- So I just finished doing some of the basic…post-production on my aurora photographs.…I got to admit on the drive home…at three o'clock in the morning, I was exhausted,…I was freezing, my fingers didn't work, my toes,…I couldn't even feel them, they were somewhere…down there in my boots.…I was feeling rather discouraged.…I didn't have a tripod,…I felt like everything was going wrong,…but now that I've sat down, had a good night's sleep…and a cup of coffee, looking at these images,…they've come out a lot better than I thought.…
It was really fun.…Aurora is such an amazing thing.…Even with the naked eye, some people told me early on…with the naked eye it's not that great,…you have to see it with a camera,…and I found that not to be true.…When I saw it with my own eyes, I thought it was great…and I was really excited to process these images…and actually I was taking cell phone pictures…of my screen and texting them to my wife…because they're really cool and I wanted my kids to see.…So aurora is cool, but there's a couple things I've learned…
- 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