Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,206   Posts: 1,531,872   Online: 1035
      
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 37
  1. #1
    cliveh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    3,188
    Images
    343

    Moving image v still

    With the moving image becoming more common in digital photography, do you think the still image is now or soon resigned to history?

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    local
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    16,049
    hi clive

    moving images have been common in silver photography since the 1800s.
    why would a different media make a difference ?
    im empty, good luck

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Bookham Surrey
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    107
    Images
    4
    Having been bored out of my mind with home videos I can't see moving images displacing a quality still. Making a good movie clip needs far more skill and expertise than most of the people have who make them. I think it will just be a tool that teenagers use to amuse them selves.

    Tony

  4. #4
    cliveh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    3,188
    Images
    343
    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    hi clive

    moving images have been common in silver photography since the 1800s.
    why would a different media make a difference ?
    Because now it is as easy to make a moving sequence with digital as it is to make a still. Not the case with film.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    MD
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    289
    Not just the ease of shooting a a film but also the nature of viewing media today - was not easy to put "moving pictures" on a wall before, nowadays most photographs are viewed online where it is just as easy to view a video. I think that is just as big a change.

    I don't think photographs will ever be obsolete just like live theaters, poetry, novels or paintings weren't replaced by other competing types of media that surged in popularity or ease.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Penfield, NY
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    998
    In 1988 Michael Evans, one of my good friends and a former presidential photographer, produced a book - HOMELESS ON AMERICA - for Tipper Gore (Al Gore's wife) and a non-profit organization. They also produced a promotional video with slow pans of the B&W still images and plaintive banjo music in the background. I found the emotional impact of the video with the slow pans and music to be much greater than just looking at the still images by themselves.

    Ken Burns later went on to make many video programs with this technique. and it has become known as the 'Ken Burns Effect'.

  7. #7
    Sirius Glass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    13,056
    Movies and photographs have their own niches. Photographs can be mounted on the walls. It is hard to mount a movie on the walls.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Penfield, NY
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    998
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Photographs can be mounted on the walls. It is hard to mount a movie on the walls.
    People do it all the time with large, flat screen TVs.

  9. #9
    ic-racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,164
    What is a "moving image?" They are all stills. What is your cutoff between seeing a 'still' or 'moving' image? 30 fps, 24 fps, 18 fps, 6 fps, 2 fps, 0.5 fps? The average museum viewer sees a new picture each 30 seconds, that is 0.03 picture frames per second.

    This discussion of movie vs still is not new with respect to "still" cameras. You all have seen this, right? I guess next we will be discussing if color pictures are really better than B&W now that they can be produced so easily by a cellphone... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwv82GIrHOg

  10. #10
    Sirius Glass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    13,056
    Quote Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel View Post
    People do it all the time with large, flat screen TVs.
    So people mount several flat screen TVs in their living rooms to show multiple movies simultaneously, just like I have multiple photographs mounted on my walls?
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin