In this project you are going to focus on the sense of movement. This can be done with actual movement in your photographs (ie sport photography, dance, cars, night photography, and long exposure) or the idea of movement. Think about those moments just before something is going to happen, like diving off a diving board, sliding down a slide, or getting on a bicycle. Your images should suggest movement even if there is no "actual" movement in the photograph. Also think about being more metaphorical and photographing things whose sole purpose is to move; like cars, bikes, roller skates, skateboards, etc. How could you create a sense of movement by photographing these types of objects?
Artists to consider: Ernst Haas, Edward Muybridge, Otto Steinert, Henri Cartier-Bresson
You must photograph (50 exposures) of images with a sense of movement. Definitely think about both the actual idea of movement and the suggestion of movement. Be creative and think outside of the box. These images should be printed and constructed well. Think about your frame and composition while you are photographing as well as your final intent.
Pass in the following into the art folder. Print your favorite and mount on the front. Print the other two and tape on the back:
- 1 panned shot
- 1 long exposure
- 1 shot of any way you want
- Look around you. Our lives are in a constant state of motion. Take that idea and run with it...literally. Think about moving yourself while you are photographing. Maybe everything around you is still you are the sense of movement.
- Think about the original ideas of movement -- the invention of the wheel. Imagine for a second what life would be without movement. Try to capture the objects around you that are always moving.
- Make a pic collage of inspirational photos. Use Photoshop to create this. Upload to Drive (name it: yourname.motioncollage.jpeg"
- Go outside. Nature is the most constant representation of movement. The trees move, water moves, gravity pulls things and makes them move, even we are actually moving while the earth spins. Think about these things while you are photographing.
- Take long exposures. The best way to explore the idea of movement is to give your film a long time to capture that movement. What about a 30 minute night exposure? what might this look like? What if someone-- or something -- is moving in your image?