GUITAR PLAYERS SPACE-TIME EXPERIMENTAL DIGITAL PHOTOS
Experimental Digital Photography (EDP) by Rick Doble -- online exhibit
My latest experiments with motion photos of space and time taken at slow shutter speeds.
These are real photographs of people playing guitars at a weekly jam at a local bar; they were not created with computer software or with computer graphics.

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ABOUT THESE GUITAR PLAYERS SPACE-TIME DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS:
A local bar had a night in the middle of the week when musicians came to jam. Since I knew a number of the musicians, I was able to photograph them as they played. I took these slow shutter speed photos over a period of a couple of months. I also tried to stay in the background and out of their way -- so I did not use a flash and all pictures were candid. The compositions occurred as I happened on them. Nothing was posed. You can also look at some of my earlier work with photographs of musicians taken at slow shutter speeds.
If you want to know about the camera settings and techniques I used to make these photos, read my paragraph below on this page about technical information.
ABOUT THE ORDER OF PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE ONLINE EXHIBIT
To demonstrate the range of effects with space-time photography, I put photos that are reasonably clear at the beginning while the later ones in the exhibit are more abstract and more distorted. I did this deliberately to show how very different photographs can occur in the same situation and with the same lighting, since the amount of distortion depends on the movement of the horses and riders along with my control of camera movement.

Read more about the concept of Space-Time Digital Photographs on the main page for this section of my website.

Read more about experimenting with digital photography
Read about my first digital photography experiments which I called 'Painting With Light'. These essays about 'Painting With Light' explain in detail how I started pushing the boundaries of traditional photography with the new power of the digital camera.


You might also want to read my essays:
== A Touch Of The Savage:an essay about creativity in digital photography, contemporary art and experimentation

MORE TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ONLINE EXHIBIT:
These digital photos were taken using a slow shutter speed that varied from 2 seconds to 15 seconds. I took these digital photos in available light which was terrible -- just a few dim tungsten and very orange bulbs were the source of lighting. Most of the time I shot with an ISO of 3200 as that allowed me to shoot at 2 seconds -- the slowest possible shutter speed needed to capture the musician's movements without rendering them unrecognizable due to blur. All shots were taken handheld.


WANT TO KNOW MORE?
If you download a photo, you can often (but not always) read the EXIF data that will give you particulars about a specific experimental picture.



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