Yeah, so I took a lot of heat from friends and other folks about the comment that a single photograph is no more capable of telling a story than a single note is capable of being a symphony.
You know what? As I delve deeper and deeper into the era of hybrid photography (more about that later) the more I am convinced that I am right. One of the most important changes in photography is happening now in the realm of hybrid imaging and mirror-less cameras. Cameras are getting easier and easier to use while, at the same time, more and more powerful. From color modes that are capable of replicating specific films (I love the Velvia mode in the new Fujifilm X-Pro 1) to black and white rendering that requires little to no post-processing, from incredibly high quality stills to 1080p hi-def video, new cameras today are blowing the traditional dSLR out of the water!
Those of you who know me know that I am not a ‘new technology for the sake of new technology’ kind of guy. There have been a lot of really crappy tech gadgets introduced and I am happy I never jumped on board with them.
But mirror-less and hybrid are different. Much different. I can now, with great ease, produce stills without relying on RAW, integrate them with video shot from the same camera, and get them uploaded to a service like Zenfolio. All within 30 minutes of finishing the shoot.
And that is why I say that a single photograph is no more capable of telling a story than a single note is capable of being a symphony. I’ve now heard what a symphony can sound like. And I have seen hybrid imaging at its easiest.
The holidays are approaching and many of you will be looking to buy a new camera for a loved one or for yourself. Please, if you have any questions or doubts about mirror-less taking over the dSLR market in the next 4-6 years, drop me a line: I’d love to talk.
BTW, this is an excellent time to introduce to you a new site that will be part of the Rob Domaschuk Photography family – Shoot Hybrid. From there, you Can watch short little video segments of my new training series, I Love Photography, But I Hate My Photographs, sign up for a monthly membership that brings you a full one hour training video each month, and more!
The site is brand new and still being built out. I will announce when it’s ready for the official launch but I am only a week or two away.