A modern cricket photographer using digital single-lens reflex cameras and high-speed motor drives can take 5,000 photos in a day’s play. With such a surfeit of images, the quality of seeing is diminished. For most of his career from the 1970s to the 2010s, English photographer Patrick Eagar would shoot four or five rolls of film, or around 150 to 180 pictures. An Eagar predecessor such as Dennis Oulds, using a plate camera, would take seventeen shots. As the photographers using plate cameras often took set positions, their technology restricted their view and they did not use the remote action devices pioneered by the 35mm men. Even so, the change to newer technology left some notable practitioners behind. According to Eagar, a leading photographer from the 1940s to the 1970s, Ken Kelly, used 35mm like a plate camera.

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  • Custom Article Title Bernard Whimpress reviews 'Feeling is the Thing that Happens in 1000th of a Second: A season of cricket photographer Patrick Eagar' by Christian Ryan and 'Lillee & Thommo: The deadly pair’s reign of terror' by Ian Brayshaw
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    A modern cricket photographer using digital single-lens reflex cameras and high-speed motor drives can take 5,000 photos in a day’s play. With such a surfeit of images, the quality of seeing is diminished. For most of his career from the 1970s to the 2010s, English photographer Patrick Eagar would shoot four or five rolls of film ...

  • Book Title Feeling is the Thing that Happens in 1000th of a Second
  • Book Author Christian Ryan
  • Book Subtitle A season of cricket photographer Patrick Eagar
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  • Biblio Riverrun, $35 hb, 248 pp, 9781786486820
  • Book Subtitle 2 The deadly pair’s reign of terror
  • Book Title 2 Lillee & Thommo
  • Book Author 2 Ian Brayshaw
  • Biblio 2 Hardie Grant, $29.99 pb, 272 pp, 9781743792599
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