Cameras have evolved since the beginning of photography. But the result is still the same: a still image, a moment captured in time. Photos on websites are static snapshots. Take a picture of a group of people, and you will always have remarks about closed eyes, or unintended motion blur. Take a picture of a canal, or clouds, or the wind in a meadow, and your picture will never quite show what you experienced.
Film clips are not the solution. A photographer may not want to capture a sequence of actions.
"Photions" record 4-6 seconds of a scene. Capturing subtle details. And then the result is displayed in a loop. It may appear as a photo, but with an extra quality.
The term "photion" refers to both "photo" and "motion", to contrast with "still image". But it is not intended to show a lot of action. Subtlety is the motto.
Although The Prize Consultancy invented "photions", and the idea is protected, on the "Do it" page we describe how to make them yourself. Of course we are happy to make them for you, at a modest price. See the "Get it" page. But we hope that everybody will start making "photions"!
The first photos in 1839 required people to pose for 15-30 minutes. If they moved, the picture would be blurred. Several contraptions were devised to keep people still. But, photos were more valuable, and people tried to appear at their best! In 1842 the time dropped to 10-60 seconds. Read more about the daguerrotype photographic process here.
With "photions" the art of posing is recorded once again, but the result will not be a blurred picture. Eyes may blink. People may shift their position slightly, thus making sessions less tense.