Task 2 – Joiners Outcome

As part of my temporal expression task.I was asked to create a joiners photo similar to the works of David Hockney. As a lot of his work was done using a polaroid camera and that he stuck them together manually. I have decided to take on the task by using a DSLR  and photoshop to assemble the images together.

Below is the outcome of my joiners image:

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The photos were taken by Vauxhall bridge in London. I chose this composition as I really liked the building that stood by the banks of the river and the lighting was good at the time. I thought it would be interesting to involve the river into the picture as well. The only issue with the river was that the picture were out of focus. However I then thought it may look like an abstract and with the idea of motion blur from the movement of the water. This leads to the concept of the theme cycle, as water is constantly moving in a cycle.

Overall I was quite pleased with my outcome as I was able to create a joiners image using photoshop. The joiners image makes the image look much more interesting than it would without that use of technique.

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Task 2 – Timelapse Outcome

While taking he long exposure photography I decided to test out the intervulometer by taking a timelapse photo. In order to do this I’d have to station the camera on a tripod in a very stable spot to prevent any form of movement. I then changed the camera setting to manual mode and adjusted the aperture to f/22 and shutter speed of 2 second. This was because I wanted to try a long exposure/timelapse photography.

Below is the outcome of my experiment:

I was very happy with outcome of the timelapse despite it being only a short footage. I was able to achieve my goal of making the timelapse look as though it’s been extremely fast forward as the ocean looks blurry and the clouds look smooth as they roll across the sky. Overall I feel the experiment turned out to be successful as I was able demonstrate my abilities with DSLR in order to create this unique style of timelapse.

Task 2 – Long Exposure Photography Outcome

I attempted to try long exposure photography with seascape as I now live in Bournemouth. I bought an ND filter from BW which suppose to help me keep my shutter speed on for a longer duration than usual. The equipments I used were:

– Canon 650D
– 50mm Lens
– Tripod
– Intervulometer

Below is my outcome:

IMG_8280This picture was taken near the Bournemouth Pier. In order to create the silhouette effect I had to decrease the shutter exposure slightly in order to capture the movement of the child on the bike. And therefore the child is moving while the background remains the same.

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This picture was taken at Brighton Pier. My aim was to capture the sunset light as it fades away into the distant. I feel the patch of light makes the image looks much more impressive as the cloud would seem a but dull on its own.

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This picture was taken in Bournemouth just next to the pier. For this picture I decided to face my camera towards the sunset and use a similar technique to the one above. I like this outcome the best as the colour of the sky reflecting onto the wet beach makes the image look very abstract like. the motion blur also makes it look as though it’s a painting.

All the pictures had an expose of 1 minute in order to create the motion blur effect. I also noticed how the colour of the actual image would change after exposing it for so long, which would make the picture look better in the end. The intervulometer was used in order to avoid movement on the camera when clicking the shutter.

Overall I was very pleased with my outcomes and my response to Lincoln Harrisons work with long exposure photography. I was able to learn a lot from the experiment as well as enjoyed going out there and doing it. The theme of CYCLE comes into play as the picture allows us to see the movement and cycle of nature with the sunset. There is also a child on a bike which adds a sense of humour with the name of the theme.

Task 2 – Long Exposure Photography Research

As part of my research for long exposure photography I looked at one particular artists work, which was Lincoln Harrison. He specialises in advanced long exposure on different landscape. Below are some of the work he has produced

Seascape:

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Landscape:

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Star Trails:

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His work demonstrates an advanced level of skill when using long exposure photography. I was also able to find out the equipments he used to produce his outcomes. Out of the three categories, I really fancied on trying to take on the seascape and see if i would be able to respond to his work

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.

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

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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:

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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:

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Cinemegraphs

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:

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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):

Task 2 – Temporal Expressions

This second task that has been given to us is to allow us to have a more expansive knowledge about the history of art and how it has had major influence on the new digital media.

Our task is to use the theme “CYCLE” to unify your experiments in the following:
1. create a joiner image in the style of David Hockney
2. produce creative photo-images which exploit long exposure (eg light painting,
motion-blur, slit-scan etc)
3. produce creative photo images or sequences which exploit short exposure (eg,
sports, frozen motion etc)

Additionally, look into tutorials on cinemagraph techniques and parallax/2.5D
techniques and create your own images on the CYCLE theme

Use your blog to reflect on and contextualise your work in terms of your aims and in
relation to your own visual and historic research.