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.

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The images above were all taken with the same settings on a continuous burst which gave a feeling of movement from one image to the next, ISO 100, FL 34mm, 1/400th @ f5.6. The show owner open a panel in the fence to allow me to get the best angle to capture the water spray and then started up the ride to send an empty car down for me to shoot. Even though the frame rate has frozen everything in time I can see why this fascinated John Szarkowski as the image still achieved a sense of movement as well as the physical displacement of objects not normally captured with the naked eye, this in itself creates it’s own picture.