Video photography has been growing in popularity since 1984. That is when the first video cameras, or camcorders as they are generally known, hit the market. Photography enthusiasts suddenly had the opportunity to film, record and store moving images as well as sound. Budding film directors were popping up all over the world. Proud parents were now able to capture momentous occasions on film, such as junior's birth, christening, birthday parties, graduation, wedding, divorce, arrest, trial, sentencing and prison break. These moments could then be saved forever as a type of video scrap book. Of course it wasn't long before aerial and underwater video photography also became popular as skydivers and scuba divers were soon filming their adventures.
As with most things in the world, video photography benefited from advanced technology and digital video cameras were soon made available. Things didn't end there as video photography is now used for such things as security, intelligence, espionage and military maneuvers.