The purpose of part 2 of Exercise 3.3 is to help to train me to look.
Whilst visiting Tate Modern, I was privileged to visit the members’ balcony overlooking the Thames.
Whilst the only camera I had with me was my mobile ‘phone, I decided this would be an ideal opportunity to carry out Exercise 3.3. Continue reading Exercise 3.3 Part 2
This exercise was simply to view through the frame of a camera shutter and see at which shutter speed the image becomes discernible to the eye. Continue reading Exercise 3.3 Part 1
As I said, my main purpose was to photograph a bullet train at speed. Known in Japanese as Shinkansen, these trains run at high speed from Tokyo to Osaka via Kyoto. Achieving speeds up to 200 mph these trains are very comfortable for long distance travel.
To take this, I photographed Shinkansen trains at various shutter speeds as they came through the station. In practice I found it easier to photograph them as they left, rather than as they arrived, as it made it easier to judge the right moment to press the shutter.
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Exercise 3.2 is an attempt to show movement in the frame. Having this in mind during my trip to Japan, I decided to take a suitable photograph of a bullet train, but first, bearing in mind assignment 2, I first decided to try and photograph some of the movement of commuters on Kyoto railway station.
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Exercise 3.1 was to freeze a moment of time in a moving subject. It has to be said that here in the country there isn’t a lot of fast movement to freeze, so I went to the coast and took some high-speed shutter shots of waves splashing against a groyne at Sheringham.
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