Temporal Expression – Research

During our seminar this week we were introduced to some of the artist whom have had created projects relating to the concept of Temporal Expression. One of the artist we looked at was David Hockney.

David Hockney has been renowned for his “Joiners” work in which he produced using large quantity of still images of a specific landscape.The photos would join up to look like mosaics and therefore creating an abstract look to the photo. Below are a few examples of the images I found interesting from his collection.


David Hockney ‘Pearblossom Highway, 11th to 18th April 1986 No.2’


David Hockney ‘The Desk, July 1st 1984’

We then went on to look at the different types of photography techniques.

Long Exposure Photography

This technique involves the shutter speed of a DSLR to remain open for a long duration than usual. The longer the shutter speed is left open for the motion blur effect the image will receive. In order to leave the shutter speed open for such a long period the DSLR would require a tripod and ND filter. This will help keep the camera steady and to prevent the photo from becoming overexposed.

Below are a few examples of long exposure photography:



Short Exposure Photography

This technique is done through adjusting the DSLR camera setting so that the shutter speed is at f/30 or higher. Also, depending on the type of photo you would also have to change the shooting mode to continuous shooting for shots such as panning.

Below are a few examples of short exposure photography:




These photographs are done using a series of still images with and/with combination of a video recording. It is then published using a software that makes it into a animated GIF. This allows a still image to look as though they are moving while being a still image at the same time.

US photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck were the two founders of this technique.

Below are examples of cinemegraph photography:



The Parallax Effect (2.5D):

This technique is done using illusion of depth of a photo. By having foreground objects move fastest, mid – ground slower and the far off back ground elements the slowest. The outcome is to make the a 2D photo look 3D.

Below is an example of The Parallax Effect (2.5D):

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