The Story

Teaching Motion
Photography


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Motion Photography

From ancient times, man has always been limited in his exploration of the world. He has been limited to that which he could plainly see. If something was too small, too far, too fast or too slow, it remained unknown, uninvestigated or unexplored. Even motion in plain view was lost to the human eye if it moved too fast.

With the invention of the camera in the 1800s, man was suddenly able to see bits and pieces of the world stopped in time, ready for investigation. One man in particular, Eadweard Muybridge, was fascinated at the possibility. Look at his story here. Light, film speed and focus all play a part.

Lets see how this works. Click the links to the left to explore more.