I’ve been looking for a new challenge to take my photography someplace new and exciting. I’ve always loved the mixing of various media, especially video and stills. Cinemagraphs, according to Wikipedia are are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. Cinemagraphs, which are usually published in an animated GIF format, can give the illusion that the viewer is watching a video.
They are commonly produced by taking a series of photographs or a video recording, and, using image editing software, compositing the photographs or the video frames into a seamless loop of sequential frames. This is done such that motion in part of the subject between exposures (for example, a person’s dangling leg) is perceived as a repeating or continued motion, in contrast with the stillness of the rest of the image.
Here’s my very first attempts. There will be more to come!