- Throughout this course, I'm gonna be using photo stories…that I've shot over the years as examples…of different types of photo projects you can do.…I just want to give a little disclaimer, that…some of these image may be more graphic…than you're used to seeing, or want to see.…So, just a little head's up, that, I'm a photo journalist,…and a lot of the places that I've gone over the years…are in war zones or in natural disasters,…and this is the body of work that I have.…Because, as I'll tell you…over and over again in this course,…you should be taking the photographs that matter to you…and that you believe matter to the world around you.…
Those are the projects I've done.…So, just a slight disclaimer here,…that couple of the photographs,…and a few of my photo essays…will a little bit graphic in nature.…
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