SELF PORTRAITS 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 me, Rick Doble, as I drove down the highway in the passenger seat. They were not created with computer software or with computer graphics.

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self portraits while riding in an automobile, space-time experimental digital photography



ABOUT THESE SELF PORTRAIT SPACE-TIME DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS:
Over the past five years I had taken a number of slow shutter speed photos of my wife driving and also a number of self portraits. So it occurred to me that I might get some interesting pictures if I took self portraits as my wife drove and I sat in the passenger seat. As often happens with experimental photography, I did not expect that my glasses would mirror the lights as they streamed by outside and that these lights would even show and be magnified through one of the lenses on occasion.
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 about 4 seconds to 25 seconds. The ISO was generally 200. All shots were taken handheld. I set the lens at the widest possible angle, set the focus manually to about an arms length and also set the aperture to a fairly high f/number (about f/8) so that I would not have to worry about focus. With this kind of photography there is a lot of accident as I could not predict the lights that I would pass. The dominant red lines you see outside my window in the background were tail lights of cars as they drove past.


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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