Greenway

Cubist Space                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Take a series of photographs of the same subject from different positions (front, side, back, top) and different distances from the subject. Print the images and mount the prints in such a way as to create an interesting and visually challenging mosaic. Lllk at some of the cubist images of artists such as David Hockney, Robert Heinecken, Joyce Neimanas for ideas.

 

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Transparency / Transluency                                                                                                                                                               Photograph someone moving their hands up and down or head to the left and right using an exposure time of about 1/2 seconds. Repeat this using longer or shorter exposure times.

 

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Slow Shutter                                                                                                                                                                                               Photographers who study movement use slow shutter speed to capture its flow and sway. To achieve blur, keep the camera`s shutter open while the subject is moving. A light-toned subject against a plain, dark background will create the clearest patters. Movement against a pale background will often burn out the subject. Try including a still element that will provide a sharp contrast to the blurred action.

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Camera Movement

Moving the camera while the shutter is open is a simple way of creating blurred, impressionistic images. Smooth vertical or horizontal movements give straight lines, whereas rough jogging produces irregular blur. Rotation geves a swirling effect. Overall blur decreases contrast to choose a contrast scene. You can move the camera while standing still or walking along, or hold it from a moving car. You can move it mechanically by cranking the tripods column during exposure. Try exposure times between 1/8 and 10 sec depending on the subject and situation.

 

Panning                                                                                                                                                                                                                         This is a technique which involves deliberately blurring the background by moving the camera during exposure. It creates the appearance of movement in a still photograph by locking the camera on a moving object, and then moving the camera smoothly with the object as ist passes your field of view. In the final result, the subject should remain sharp while the background blurs into streaks. Position yourself securely and focus on the spot where the subject will be passing. As it passes follow it by swinging gently.

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Disappearance                                                                                                                                                                                             Photograph a still object / subject on a busy street.

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Zoom                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Many sport photographers use zoom for dynamic action shots. A zoom lens can create exploding image – even still objects will appear to be rushing outward. Use a tripod and set an exposure of 1/4 sec or longer. Focus the lens as its longest focal length, then zoom from a long to short while the shutter is open. Results are too difficult to predict, so make different shutter speeds and zooming rates.

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