What is a Vorticism? Vorticism started in 1914 in London and encompassed sculpture, photography, painting, woodcuts and graphic design. The movement, which was a ‘response to French Cubism and Italian Futurism’ (1) was led by Wyndham Lewis and named by Ezra Pound. The photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn first exhibited his vortographs in 1917. I’m a huge fan of Coburn, and that’s how I originally learnt about vortographs. … Continue reading Vortographs
When taking a photograph we usually try to get the subject in focus and consider an image a failure if it’s not. But what about letting go of convention and purposefully making an image where attention is given to the subject because it’s not in focus, or an image where nothing is in focus? Sometimes I think it’s more interesting, and for these tulips I … Continue reading The Unfocused in Photography
I’m going to show you what flash sync speed is with a little experiment using my Fuji XT2. You can try an experiment like this with any digital camera and it will give you an idea about what type of manual shutter your camera uses, what the sync speed is, and how far you can push it. The Fuji XT2 has options for manual and … Continue reading What is Flash Sync Speed?