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Langford's Basic Photography, 10th Edition by Richard Sawdon Smith, Anna Fox

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Chapter Twelve Moving Image and Photography

Introduction

Photographers have been exploring the moving image for many decades and their relationship with video and cinema is anything but new. In fact, photography itself is at the basis of the moving image, which is only, in technical terms, a sequence of still images (or frames) played back at a certain rate to create the illusion of movement, provided movement has been captured throughout.

While producing moving images was once (and can stiii be) a complex practice requiring highly specialized and expensive resources, most types of moving image work can now be relatively straightforward and accessible ...

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