I sent the video to the clients along with all the photos from the session. They absolutely loved the video. It was something different and exciting. Of course this is not like doing the full on cinematography thing. But it is about doing more than simple photos or a simple portrait session. For those that are trying to make a living with their photography it is an example of how you can have something new and different, something that will separate you from the competition. For others that shoot "just for fun" this shows how you can get something fun and new and different.
On a lot of discussions of camera equipment many people post that they don't do video and are not interested in it. Although video is not for everyone (nor slideshows and such), I think a lot of people are just stuck in a rut. It is easy to get comfortable in a routine and not stretch, not take one's art to the next level. But what happens is that your art becomes stale, both for you and for those around you that you share it with. When your work becomes stale it loses passion. When it loses passion it loses that edge. So maybe start by creating a very short photo slide show of some of your work. See what you can come up with. See how it can take the story telling to the next level.
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