Photography techniques

Below is a selection of photographic techniques I really enjoy experimenting with.

Cinemagraph

A still photograph in which a small section shows subtle repeated movement like a video while the rest of the image remains static.

Plotagraph

A single still image with certain areas animated giving a surreal sense of movement.

Joiner image

A photographic technique in which one picture is assembled from several overlapping photographs.

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Movement

Using a slow shutter speed will add motion blur to a subject to enhance the objects implied movement.

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Multiple exposure

A multiple exposure is the superimposition of two or more images to create a single image.

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Stop-motion

Stop-motion is a cinematographic technique whereby the camera is repeatedly stopped and started one frame at a time. The individual images are then combined and played back at normal speed to give the impression of movement.

 

Time-lapse

Time-lapse is where a camera takes a sequence of images over a set interval of time recording the slow changes that take place. The time between each image varies depending on the desired outcome and can take anything from less than a second to several hours or even days. When the images are combined and played back at normal film speed, an event that could have taken days to occur can now be seen over just a few seconds.