TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: THE REFLECTION

Completing the TEMPORAL EXPRESSION tasks, I ran into three major difficulties:

Finding the right motive. I did not only had to find motives that fit the given theme CIRCLE, but also ones, I could capture, using long exposure, short exposure and the method of a joiner image. It was not easy to achieve that and sometimes, I had to try more motives than I would have liked.

Research. I could not just go out and take the photos. For this task, research was a really important part and I do not think that I would have had accomplished anything without the amount of research, I did. I had to gain information about how to set cameras and what cameras to use in the first place, what the tasks were and what other people did.

The camera. For two of the tasks, I used my smartphone camera and even though I was happy with the result, I think I could have achieved something better, if I would have used a proper camera. After I realized that, I completed part two using a friend’s camera and the results were amazing, compared to what I would have ended up with using my smartphone. To demonstrate the immense difference, in the following, I will show two photos of light painting. The first one was taken with my smartphone, the second one with my friend’s digital SLR.

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TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: THE TASKS

TEMPORALEXPRESSIONS: JOINER IMAGE (TASK 1)

TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: LONG EXPOSURE (TASK 2)

TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: SHORT EXPOSURE (TASK 3)

Temporal Expressions: Joiner Image (TASK 1)

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I created my joiner image in the style of David Hockney using something I found at home, a cup from Subway. Since the theme of this task was “CIRCLE”, I thought the shape of my object might fit in very well. To get to the image you can see, I took more than 15 small pictures and then “puzzled” them together. It took longer than I expected because I had to be aware of different angles, lightning and the zoom I used. In the end, it was quite fun to create something big and working from different smaller things.

Next, I will have to complete the second task, a  creative photo-image which exploits long exposure.


TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: THE TASKS

TEMPORALEXPRESSIONS: JOINER IMAGE (TASK 1)

TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: LONG EXPOSURE (TASK 2)

TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: SHORT EXPOSURE (TASK 3)

TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: THE REFLECTION

TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: THE TASKS

This week’s task was to all about space and time and its expression within Art History. Other than the week before, we were asked to not do one piece of work but three:

  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)

I started with the first one. The complete the task, the first thing I had to do was looking into David Hockney and his work to find out what exactly I would end up doing. Also, I thought some inspiration might be a really good idea.

You can find his work following that link: http://www.hockneypictures.com/works_photos.php

I used that link, to look up some of his things. For example:

pearblossom

The the photographic collage shows the Pearblossom Highway and was taken from 11th to 18th April in 1986. To understand the picture being a collage and not just a single photograph, I had to look twiche due to how acurate the single takes were put together.

References:

Hockney, D., 1986. Pearblossom Highway [photographic collage].No place: published by David Hochney. Available from: http://www.hockneypictures.com/works_photos.php [Accesed 06/10/14]


TEMPORALEXPRESSIONS: JOINER IMAGE (TASK 1)

TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: LONG EXPOSURE (TASK 2)

TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: SHORT EXPOSURE (TASK 3)

TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: THE REFLECTION