Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Sequencing the portraits and picking selects, part of Storytelling through Unconventional Portraiture.
- The first day of photographing the circus…went pretty good.…As a photographer, only a small portion of my work…is actually done in the field taking the pictures.…That's already finished.…What I've done now is I've already ingested…my digital files into my laptop,…and I've made a selection of the best images of the day.…What I've also done is gone to a local print shop…and printed out just some simple Xerox prints.…They're not final, these aren't pieces of art;…they're just xeroxes on a hard-stock piece of paper.…I've done this because I want to do my sequencing…with actual prints and not just on a computer screen.…
I want to actually get to move these prints…around the space,…and really get a feel for what they look like…next to each other.…If you want to learn more about how…I actually edit digitally,…you can look in my course…Shooting a Photo Essay: an Artist at Work.…For each group of people that I photographed today,…I've only pulled a couple selects from my entire edit.…
I shot around 1100 to 1200 images,…
In this course, photojournalist Paul Taggart shows how using different types of portrait photography and selecting subjects that visually add to the narrative can tell a full and colorful story.
- Scouting locations
- Posing portraits
- Emphasizing costume or clothing
- Sequencing portraits
- Building a portrait story