Category: Part 3

Exercise 3.3

What do the timeframes of the camera actually look like? If you have a manual film camera, open the camera back (make sure there’s no film in the camera first!) and look through the shutter as you press the shutter release. What is the shortest duration in which your eyes can perceive a recognisable image…

Henri Cartier-Bresson “L’amour tout court”

Watch the Henri Cartier-Bresson documentary ‘L’amour de court’ (‘Just plain love’, 2001) available in five parts on YouTube: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL707C8F898605E0BF Write a personal response to the film in the contextual section of your learning log, taking care to reference properly any quotations you use (300–500 words). Whenever you read or watch something, get into the habit…

Exercise 3.2

Exercise 3.2 Start by doing your own research into some of the artists discussed above. Then, using slow shutter speeds, the multiple exposure function, or another technique inspired by the examples above, try to record the trace of movement within the frame. You can be as experimental as you like. Add a selection of shots…

Exercise 3.1

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…