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ERIC Number: ED310443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 22
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Still-Video Photography: Tomorrow's Electronic Cameras in the Hands of Today's Photojournalists.
Foss, Kurt; Kahan, Robert S.
This paper examines the still-video camera and its potential impact by looking at recent experiments and by gathering information from some of the few people knowledgeable about the new technology. The paper briefly traces the evolution of the tools and processes of still-video photography, examining how photographers and their work have been defined by the new technology. The paper offers explanations of how still-video images are recorded and processed, as well as accounts of some recent tests by newspaper and wire service photojournalists. Speculation about changes electronics might cause in the "modus operandi" of news photographers, and about how the viewing public perceives images is presented. Possible abuses are considered, especially the increased potential for unethical manipulation with digital images. The paper concludes that the electronic camera brings with it a potential for great positive change because it will allow photojournalists to work faster and provide more complete coverage than before the adoption of still-video technology. Benefits to media organizations because of the elimination of wasteful and time-consuming darkroom processes are also considered. Thirty-two notes are included, and 97 references are appended. (MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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