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Slices of Time: Eadweard Muybridge’s Cinematic Legacy

 

Been enjoying your favourite TV show or movie? Well you can thank photography and Eadweard Muybridge for it. If it weren’t for photography and Eadweard Muybridge we might not have cinema as we know it today. Slices of Time: Eadweard Muybridge’s Cinematic Legacy tells the story of Eadweard Muybridge and how he laid the foundations for cinema.

 

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Visions and Images: Elliott Erwitt, 1981

 

Why don’t we have any programs like this on TV anymore? Although I’m not sure if I would want to watch a show with an interviewer that is as vapid as BarbaraLee Diamonstein. Don’t watch this for any insights, instead watch it for Elliott Erwitt’s humour as he takes the piss in response to some of the uninspired questions that are put to him.

 

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The History Of Photography In 5 Minutes

 

I enjoy history, it provides us with an understanding of the importance of things, and an understanding of why things are the way they are. History teaches us how we got from A to B. History is as interesting as it is important. The history of photography is no exception. Although photography is a relatively new art having only been around for a few hundred years the history of photography is quite interesting. If you are interested in the history of photography but don’t have a bunch of time to study a few hundred years of photography history then checkout the Cooperative of Photography’s video The History Of Photography In 5 Minutes.

 

Why I’m going back to film

I love digital photography. I love being able to process a file in software to develop a photo. I love not getting my clothes stained from developing chemicals. I love how little it costs, after purchasing the gear of course. I love not being limited to 24 or 36 frames. I love being able to choose to have a photo in colour or black and white or both. I love not being limited to a single ISO. I love auto focus.

What’s not to love about digital photography? A few things actually which is why I am going back to film photography.

I’m not trying to argue that film is better than digital, that shooting film makes you a better photographer, or any other reason. Everyone has their own reasons for choosing film over digital or choosing digital over film. Film isn’t better than digital and digital isn’t better than film. There are plenty of reasons and arguments to be made for shooting film, these are my personal reasons for switching from digital to film.

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