With my idea to take images involving motion I thought that I would look into different photography techniques that I could use within my own work to create and capture interesting view points of the practices involved in bar flare.
As I have not practiced capturing movement within my photography, working mainly with still of people and places I will be testing my abilities and I will also be learning new ways to capturing an image. I have discovered that there are different ways for me to capture the movement of the practices involved in bar flare. I am mainly wanting to capture the bottles within a freeze frame, however as I begin to work with the idea of motion I may experiment further looking at possible longer exposures to capture motion blur possibly in the style of Nan Goldin
Greer and Robert on the bed, NYC 1982
I love the atmosphere the camera’s movement has on the image. The blur of the individuals creates a dream state atmosphere. Using this technique within my work will help create an interesting effect as it will allow me to better depict how an audience feels when watching the act of flaring. The audience is put into a trance as they watch the skills of the performance and I think that if I can recreate the technique used by Nan Goldin I will be able depict a more visually enticing set of images surrounding my subject matter. In addition to this to learn a new skill set and working in a different way to that which I am comfortable with will expand my technological skill set of the camera. Furthermore the conditions in which I am going to be working will be set where the lighting is limited. I will use this to my advantage to experiment working in the style of Nan Goldin.
Furthermore looking deeper into the works of Nan Goldin, she has successfully used colour and flash to fully expose her subjects. I enjoy the gritty atmosphere within her images and I think that this transpired into my own work will work well to help further depict the hardship of practice. How the skill set of the performer is dependent on hours of practice and how the audience does not see the effort gone into learning the skills needed to keep them entertained.
Trixie on the Cot, New York City
I love the way the image is lit, the use of flash allows for the subject matter to be at the forefront of the image. The contents of the image does not distract away from what we as the viewer are meant to be focused on. I will transpire this technique of the use of flash and adapt it to my circumstances, working with the flash to bring the action of the flare to the forefront of my images and to allow the rest of the surrounding image to place the individual into context but to not be the full focus of the image.
I have looked into the different techniques of how to set up the camera for capturing motion.
Through looking at this site and how to use the longer exposures to my advantage, creating different and interesting effects I will experiment when with my subject, linking the techniques talked about to help me to display the full effect of the individuals skills.