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Sep 29, 2012 18:00 |  #1

I recently met a man that has retired from firefighting and has become a volunteer with a local team made up of mostly doctors and nurses that raises money and travels to disasters to help with the immediate needs of the survivors. A truly well lived life with just that in his resume I think, but he has also taught himself photography in order to contribute to the production of pamphlets and newsletters sent to contributors in hopes of conveying the severity of the different situations the team is encountering and in hopes of getting contributions. His photos save lives in the long and short of it.

I asked him why the choice to print still photos with text as opposed to emailing videos with narration or sending out DVD's and he made a great point:

the video works, but without the act of loading it and playing it or reopening the email it gets maybe one look and then goes away. The still shots sit on a desk or hang on a fridge or get passed around at a break table. The effort of reopening an email or reloading a DVD is hopefully replaced by the effort of transferring some funds.

Pretty smart, and a great argument for the value of photography in a video world.


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Sep 29, 2012 18:05 |  #2

Amazing. I just asked my wife whether she appreciates photographs or videos of special events and she picked photographs for the same reason given by the person in your story.




  
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Sep 29, 2012 21:49 |  #3

Those are the reasons I never understood why someone would wannt a video of their wedding. Who in their right mind is going to sit down and watch that?


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Oct 01, 2012 04:05 |  #4

KirkS518 wrote in post #15059373 (external link)
Those are the reasons I never understood why someone would wannt a video of their wedding. Who in their right mind is going to sit down and watch that?

yes, those wedding videos probably don't get a lot of viewing time. But if it is still around the grandchildren may look at it (once)




  
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Oct 01, 2012 15:56 |  #5

KirkS518 wrote in post #15059373 (external link)
Those are the reasons I never understood why someone would wannt a video of their wedding. Who in their right mind is going to sit down and watch that?

I know who would . . . another couple who is trying to plan their wedding. Especially if they are considering the same venue(S) for the ceremony and/or reception.

Seeing complete video coverage of another wedding at the same venue would be quite valuable when preparing for one's own wedding.


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