HDSLRs (stills cameras that shoot incredible movie footage) are hardly new any more. They’ve been used in wedding movie capture for over to two years now. Any videographer that is ignoring their power is simply ‘not in the picture’ and has suddenly become way out of date. Any photographer that discredits them is ignorant of the deterioration of their livelihood. If they are threatened by HDSLRs just wait till Red Scarlets come out! They will shoot 12 megapixel raw files at up to 120 frames per second. From this footage you can make the movie, the photo album, large framed prints, hell, even a theatrical release would look no different to high budget blockbusters.
My point is that the world of image capture is changing fast. If I was a full-time stills photographer, I would be paying close attention to this development and embracing it fully. The buzzword at the moment is ‘convergence’, meaning the convergence of still and motion photography. The technology is getting there, the market is certainly ready for it, the clever still and motion photographers are embracing it, just watch out for the dinosaurs that are kicking up a fuss to resist it- and sometimes ruining a brides day in the process.