Exercise 3.1

Using fast shutter speeds, try to isolate a frozen moment of time in a moving subject.
Depending on the available light you may have to select a high ISO to avoid visible
blur in the photograph. Try to find the beauty in a fragment of time that fascinated
John Szarkowski. Add a selection of shots, together with relevant shooting data and
a description of your process (how you captured the images), to your learning log.

This section of the course is challenging me to think about shutter speeds and freezing moments in time. I have for some time thought of image making as capturing thin slices of time, a moment frozen forever, captured and never to be repeated.

With this in mind I undertook some simple experiments with a bowl of apples, my camera and gravity! after a shooting a number of frames I settled on the one below:

Apple Master (1 of 1)

35mm (1.5x Crop Sensor) 1/250 at f2 ISO 6400

The fast shutter speeds has a allowed a moment in time to be frozen. the apples hang in the air defying gravity. a moment to fast for the human eye to se is recorded forever! There are some excellent examples of fast shutter being used to capture moments beyond a humans ability it see in the excellent Revelations Exhibition at the Science Museum. My blog entry review of the exhibition can be found in the research section of this blog

Below are some examples of shots from my experiments with the bowl of apple and gravity:

Apple Test 15 (1 of 1)

35mm (1.5x Crop Sensor) 1/250 at f2 ISO 6400

Apple Test 17 (1 of 1)

35mm (1.5x Crop Sensor) 1/250 at f2 ISO 6400

Apple Test 18 (1 of 1)

35mm (1.5x Crop Sensor) 1/250 at f2 ISO 6400

Apple Test 7 (1 of 1)

35mm (1.5x Crop Sensor) 1/250 at f2 ISO 6400

Apple Test 9 (1 of 1)

35mm (1.5x Crop Sensor) 1/250 at f2 ISO 6400

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