The last five years have been a real whirlwind for the photo industry. What have been some of the biggest changes? This great video takes a look.
Coming to you from Leigh & Raymond Photography, this interesting video examines five ways photography has changed in the last five years. One of the standout trends discussed is the mirrorless camera revolution. While DSLRs haven’t disappeared, the focus has clearly shifted towards mirrorless technology. This shift is not just about the reduced size and weight of these cameras; it's about the technological advancements they bring. These cameras have brought revolutionary features like electronic viewfinders, which provide real-time image previews – a massive advantage for photographers aiming to nail their shots in-camera. The adaptability of mirrorless cameras is another notable aspect, allowing for a broad range of lens compatibility, from cutting-edge mirrorless lenses to classic DSLR and even vintage lenses. This versatility opens up creative possibilities and is a testament to the inclusive direction the photography industry is heading.
The video also touches on the resurgence of interest in film photography. Despite the convenience and advancements of digital technology, many photographers are revisiting film, driven by a desire for a more tactile, intentional photographic process. Leigh discusses acquiring film cameras like the Nikon F6 and FM3A, highlighting the distinct aesthetic and experiential qualities film photography offers. This trend suggests a nostalgia and appreciation for the craft’s roots, providing a counterbalance to the fast-paced, technology-driven modern photography landscape. We've also seen that in many of the retro-inspired mirrorless camera designs of late.
Certainly, it's been a wild few years. Check out the video above for more interesting insights.