- Now that you've finished editing…and sequencing your photo story,…it's time to show it to the world.…And there's a number of different ways…you can present a body of work.…The type of photo story that you've shot…will usually dictate the way you can present it.…Say if it's work project for a client,…the client's gonna dictate that final presentation,…whether it be for the web or…for a print publication.…If it's for a print publication,…the number of images in your final sequence…is gonna be dramatically less…than for a web application.…I can't emphasize this enough,…if you edit a project and sequence a project…with a large number of images for the web,…let's say it's a 20 picture essay for the web,…and then somebody comes you you and says…"We will publish five of these images…in our print edition,"…don't just cut out 15 images,…re-edit your project thoughtfully…for that five picture sequence.…
Also if you're doing a personal project,…or a documentary project that has a social cause,…probably the most important thing to you…
Most people think of news media when they think of photo essays. It's true that photo essays are one of the cores of photojournalism, but they're relevant in a lot of other ways, too—to document your family, the place where you live or work, or the business that your company conducts. The key is to think of a series of photos that work together to communicate your message.
In this course, photojournalist Paul Taggart outlines the fundamentals of shooting a photo essay, from thinking about your story photographically to presenting your final photo story.
- What is a photo essay?
- Shooting different types of photo essays
- Picking and researching a subject
- Planning and taking the shots
- Editing and sequencing images