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Many photographers shoot video as well as stills. David thinks the two are completely different, but with 4K cameras now commonplace, he says stills photographers face an uncertain future…
Do you shoot video?
Never. I have no plans to do so. It’s a different job. It’s like expecting Federer to play badminton; it’s played with a racquet, but it’s a different game. I really love photography and I think it is so much more powerful if you can hit one really good photo. You can communicate so much more than with moving images that require sound, music, editing to get that same ‘wow’ effect. Many of my colleagues are now doing both and I don’t understand that. The photographers who are starting to film in 4K and extract photos from films, I think is the worst thing because it kills the market. You don’t think the same when you shoot a film as when you take a photo. I have a job now as a director of a movie and I see how different it really is. At the beginning of this project I was directing and I was trying to shoot at the same time, but it was impossible to combine both.
Blanche de Perroc, first descent of the north face Nikon D800, Nikon AF -S 24-85mm