Audiophotography: Bringing Photos to Life with Sounds / Edition 1by David Frohlich
Pub. Date: 05/15/2004
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
There are many practitioner books on different branches and styles of photography (e.g. landscape, studio, American, etc). Some of these even cover digital photography, as it exists today. However, there are very few research books on the meaning and practice of domestic photography, and almost none on the potential impact of digital technology on this important
There are many practitioner books on different branches and styles of photography (e.g. landscape, studio, American, etc). Some of these even cover digital photography, as it exists today. However, there are very few research books on the meaning and practice of domestic photography, and almost none on the potential impact of digital technology on this important and widespread behaviour. Audiophotography combines a detailed 'user studies' approach to photography, with consumers' own critiques of new media content they have generated themselves. It is therefore a new book about domestic photography and its possible transformation with digital technology. Although it focusses on the role of sound in photography, it does so in relation to a new theory of photography which is tested and refined by empirical research. Such work is timely because of current interest in new media forms and the wide variety of new photography and video products and services emerging in the consumer market. It defines a new media type, audiophotos, and how it works, and should help readers to understand the possible benefits of other innovations in the digital photography industry.
Table of Contents
Dedication. Preface. Acknowledgements.
Introduction. Audiophotos defined. Audiophotos as a new medium. Understanding audiophotography.
A brief history of sound & image media. Sound memories and the phonograph. Sound and the printed image. Sound and the moving image. Lessons for audiophotography. Lessons for audiophoto content. Lessons for audiophoto technology.
Domestic photography & the role of sound. The interpretation of images. The content and use of family albums. The therapeutic nature of photos. A new framework for domestic photography. The role of sound.
Ambient photographs. Related work. The audiocamera trial. Audiophotos captured. Reactions to the audiocamera and audiophotos. Practice. Discussion.
Musical Photographs. Related work. The audio annotation trial. Musical photos captured. Reactions. Practice. Discussion.
Talking photographs. Related work. The audio annotation trial. Talking photos captured. Reactions. Practice. Discussion.
Conversational photographs. Related work. The photo-talk study. Background features of photo-sharing conversations. The content and dynamics of photo-talk. Summary and findings on photo-talk. The storytelling photograph study. Storytelling photos captured. Reactions. Summary of findings on storytelling photographs. Discussion.
Paper versus screen playback. Related work. Playback of ambient photographs. Results for playback of ambient photographs. Playback of musical and talking photographs. Results for playback of musical and talking photographs. Discussion.
Conclusions. Lessons on photography. The role of sound in photography. Audiophoto content and technology. Photoware and new media design. The future of audiophotography.
References. Glossary. Index.
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