Last week’s lesson was stopping motion with fast shutter speeds, and the minishoot included a trip to an icy park, some sports and dancing equipment and my teacher and her brother being models.
Dave was a champion – he dived into the frozen earth over and over as Tineke threw a frisbee to him to catch. We got lots of great actions shots, some are below.
He changed over to a soccer ball and we got some shots of that. Earlier we got some shots of Tineke skipping rope and dancing on top of a hill with a scarf.
Our project was to use the word “Fun” to interpret as a photograph using stopped motion as a technique. I came up with lots of ideas but settled on shooting at Gymnastics. That meant I was shooting my assignment merely hours before it was due – not enough time for a re-shoot if things went wrong.
Well – things went wrong. More lights than ever were out (burnt out?) at my daughters gymnastics club. I was shooting as wide as I could (18mm @f3.5) and still couldn’t get enough light. ISO bumped up to a very ugly 1600 and I just managed to eke out 1/200th of a second.
I turned in an assignment I’m not happy with. However, my grace is that I know I can do better. I understand the technique, I just chose a poor way to try and show it – and what’s better, Tineke knows I know the technique as well. I may get a low mark for poor implementation, but she will know I have the info in my head and that I can do it better.
That said, below are my shots, hope you enjoy.
There we go, hope you enjoyed.