Task 2 – Temporal Expressions (Research Stage)

For this task, again it is photography based and now requires you to use a professional camera. I will be using the Nikon D300 which is i fairly decent SLR camera. During this research stage I looked at many examples of the 3 types of imagery we have to take. These are the joiner image, long-exposure image & the short-exsposure image. Firstly for the joiner image in the style of David Hockney, I looked at the website http://www.joiningphotography.com/nick-rough-people/ which has many examples of joiner images from the photographer Nick Rough based in London. His images have given me insertion and a vision of the type of image I want to create. And having to stick to the theme of ‘cycle’ I think I am going to take a joiner image of an analogue clock showing the ‘cycle of time’ and a ‘cycle of a day’. Here is an example from Nick Rough.

People-NickRoughJoiner

The other images for this task that we have to take are long and short exposure images, again sticking to the theme of ‘cycle’. For long exposure I had an idea in mind of catching the tail lights of cars from the persecutive of a bridge over the M25. This would fit into the theme of ‘cycle’ as the cars are showing the ‘cycle of life’ coming to or from a destination, weather it be going to or from work. This is a theme millions of people are involved in every single day. I have my idea in mind but I am not entirely sure how to create the image of long exposure of car tail lights. This is why I looked into the website http://www.exposureguide.com/long-exposure-photography-tips.htm this website shows me how exactly you take a long exposure image. Including the shutter speed, aperture, iso speed and flash. This is an image showing perfect long exposure. photographing-long-exposures1b

I plan to use these settings shown and then play around with different settings to get an image I am happy with.

For the short exposure I plan to capture a image of frozen motion. At the moment I either want to capture an image of someone spinning around in a circle and then take several images of them during the 360 degree rotation. Or to take an image of frozen motion of a tap running. This will show the cycle of water or ‘water cycle’.

watercycle51

For the part of actually taking the image of short exposure I looked into how to best take it. With what settings etc. I found the website http://www.photographymad.com/pages/view/exposure-aperture-shutter-speed very useful and it has a great range of example short exposure imagery, like these.

golden-zephyrbucket-water

Exposure is the amount of light that reaches the camera’s sensor (or film). If we don’t get enough light we end up with a photo which is dark (underexposed). Too much light and our photo comes out bright (overexposed). So how do we control exposure? It all comes down to a combination of two basic camera settings – aperture diameter and shutter speed. Let’s examine each in turn. Shutter speed is simply a measure of how long the camera’s shutter is open for. It typically ranges from anywhere around 1/1000th of a second (a fast shutter speed or short exposure time) to several seconds (a slow shutter speed or long exposure time).

Bibliography

ExposureGuide, (2014), Long Exposure Photography Tips, [online] Available At: http://www.exposureguide.com/long-exposure-photography-tips.htm Date Accessed: [7th Oct 2014]

Nick Rough, (2014), Joining Photography. [online] Available At: http://www.joiningphotography.com/nick-rough-people/ Date Accessed: [7th Oct 2014]

Photo Mad, (2014), Exposure, Aperture and Shutter Speed Explained. [online] Available At:  http://www.photographymad.com/pages/view/exposure-aperture-shutter-speed Date Accessed: [7th Oct 2014]

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s