Various techniques of shooting a picture are known in photography. One of them is speed priority photographic technique. The problem of speed was portrayed in a photographic exhibition presented by candidates of the 18th generation of Unit of Photography (UFO) UGM. The exhibition entitled Speed Priority was held for one week from 9 to 15 April 2011 in Meeting Room 1 UGM Student Center.
With speed priority, UFO photographers tried to present works that show the effect of objects that are moving slowly, frozen, or background images look as moving. There are 30 works from 29 photographers presented in a combination of photographic techniques such as distortion, freeze, grain, calibration, motion, and saturation.
A work presenting gangsing photograph, a traditional game device, shows the capability of camera to make object move slowly. A photo of a couple who are cycling showed the camera’s ability to make the background image as moving. Meanwhile, the photograph of a jumping man shows how the camera freezes an object. Other works are also interesting, presenting pictures with priority speed.
Chairman of the UGM UFO, Partigor Daud PS, said this exhibition is an exhibition of pre-inauguration for new members. Pre-inaugural exhibition is a process that must be passed by them to be come members of UFO. "The event is a means of implementing the application of science that has been given. Previously, the member candidates of UFO had been given basic and advanced education for six months," he explained.
Partigor added, besides as a means of application of science, this exhibition is also intended to measure the technical ability of prospective new members. The extent of technical capabilities of prospective new members can be seen from the works displayed.
UGM Unit of Photography is one unit of student activity in the field of arts established on March 31, 1991. This unit is the media for students who have an interest in photography.