Friday, May 15, 2009

Frame grabbing: the art

...of drawing great photography from video. A friend posted this link on Facebook yesterday. So I've been thinking about Cartier-Bresson’s famous decisive moment. About technology. The possibilities. The speed at which things are moving along.

And this morning...



Yep, another little video. And another. This one is of the bird feeder in the front yard, which is currently overrun with white-crowned and Harris's sparrows.



There's a reason for these videos. Just as Leeson says in the article, I seek a beginning, middle and end. Now to grab a frame. See if there's a moment that can hold its own.

4 comments:

Chien Bâtard said...

like to hear the birds!

Brenda Schmidt said...

Yes, it's wonderful! They sure like to start early though!

Mike said...

Yeah... the idea that someday I might be using a video camera for everything kinda freaks me out. In 1991 the first digital still camera for photojournalism was the Kodak DCS 100 (http://ow.ly/8skN) and cost about $20,000 (I think). The images it produced were not much better than some cellphone cameras @ 1.3 MP. Today the Red ONE camera is used to make blockbuster movies and costs about the same...

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ya, 1991 isn't that long ago. You must have used a lot of different cameras over the years. And ya, I bet a video camera is the way of the future for photojournalism. The not so distant future.