The future is now, now, now.

The discussion in photography is one that troubles my mind and consumes my thoughts.

I believe still photography is fast becoming obsolete. And within the next five years, the number of photos on social media will move toward just as many videos.

The images of your friends newborn will be momma and child blinking and the mom waving the immobile arm of her baby. The mom’s voice will be clearly heard, “Hey mom and dad. Meet your new grandson Bobby McFarren.”

Video images will be so detailed that if you want a still, you pull it from five minutes of footage.

Kottke recently wrote about it on his blog here.

And there’s an article on this at fstoppers here.

While video still has some distance and improvement on the economy of its technology, the lines are quickly blurring.

Quickly.

Go check them out.

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