Moving up the learning curve

It’s been a very productive day today (the thought of having to go back to work next week gave me a bit of a push!).Today I’ve been doing some experimenting, related to Project 4: Shutter Speeds. Before I go out ‘into-the-field’ as it were, I wanted to get used to some of the functions on my camera better first, so that my images are what I wanted them to be instead of leaving it to luck. I bought a wind-up robot (Borders have got some great, interesting things to use) to photograph moving across the frame. Wind-up robots seem to have a mind of their own. Ricky (yes I’ve now named him after spending so long with him!) kept wandering off out of shot, so I had to adjust the camera angle and where he started from. I used a black towel to make the background neutral, so the effect of altering the shutter speed could be seen clearly. I’ll go into more depth on my Project 4 page. A series of pictures for this little investigation can be seen on my Flickr.

I’ve also taken some more photos for Assignment 1. I’m concentrating on a pair of qualities at a time. Today I tackled black and white. These were difficult qualities to portray since you can’t have black without light and you can’t have white without shadow…so bit of a dilemma. Click the link and have a look if you like.

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About Matt

Photography degree student with the Open College of the Arts.
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