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SHUTTER SPEEDS:TIME ANDMOTION

 

PHOTOGRAPH © SEAN WILKINSON, Untitled, 1999, London, from Something More and Less.

 

 

“BECAUSE PHOTOGRAPHY IS TECHNICALLY … SUCH A PRECISE MEDIUM, ABERRANT EFFECTS, WHICH ONCE OCCURRED QUITE UNPREDICTABLY, CAN BE CONTROLLED AND SKILLFULLY EXPLOITED IN SERVICE OF GREATER EXPRESSION.”—MARTIN FREEMAN

 

 

SHUTTER SPEEDS: THE THIRD PHOTOGRAPHIC ELEMENT

Since the first photographs, images recording motion-blur have both vexed and fascinated photographers and viewers alike. Blurring motion was not a creative discovery— throughout the medium’s early years, photographers (and their subjects) had to go to great lengths ...

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