Monday, February 8, 2010

Is Paul a Videographer?

A neighborhood-wide snowball fight breaks out at midnight on Jan 29, 2010 in Knoxville, TN. I was testing my new Canon 5D Mk II at ISO 6400 by full moonlight. All Canon L series lenses. No color correction.

"I am a still photographer. The still photograph will always pack power that video can't hold a flame to. Though video fascinates me, I don't particularly feel videography is my element. So, why am I playing with it?

Here's why. Due to technology like the 5D Mark II, there's an increasing capacity for smooth integration of the still and moving image.

The current wave of change in photography is the photographer doubling as a videographer. This convergence is happening rapidly, and I'm loving it.

I don't intend to miss the boat on this one. I'd much rather be a Noah helping to build the boat.

In order to be adequately equipped to 'tell the untold story' in the months ahead, I believe I'll need HD video in my tool kit. Stay posted. We'll find out together."

June 2009. Using my indestructable HD video camera--the Sanyo Xacti--in the Tetons. This is where the HD Video/Photo fascination started. For just $299 I suggest you BUY ONE. You'll be glad you did.

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