One might ask why a photographer bothers with Youtube. I thought so too until I realized that many people do prefer “moving” pictures over the static display of photographs in a more traditional way. Others say making a “video” of images is just distracting and can even distort the meaning of a picture or loose the viewer’s attention by leading the viewer’s eye out of the picture or to an area with no content.
I believe that both aspects are reasonable and both have merits. While a “classic” photographer and one who is used and trained to viewing static images might not really appreciate the idea of making a video out of pictures, people who usually watch videos might in fact well do. And the issue of “disctraction” can be managed by editing the video in a way that the “panning” is leading the eye towards the area of focus and not away from it.
But enough said, please see for yourself and let me know your thoughts:
For those who prefer the “classic” way here is the more static version of my photographs :): http://www.flickr.com/jan2k