Cinemagraphs are beautiful blend of photography and video and are an exciting new visual medium that many photographers now use to differentiate and grow their business.
Often referred to as “living photographs”, a cinemagraph is usually a still frame where parts of the image are moving on a loop. While most of the photo is still, these small repeated movement create the illusion of a living photograph.
First done in photo-editing apps like Photoshop or visual effects tools like After Effects, Apple Design Award winner Flixel Cinemagraph Pro has quickly evolved as the tool of choice for photographers. As the only purpose-built cinemagraph app, Cinemagraph Pro will save you time, and help you make more money by making the entire creation process fast, fun and remarkably easy to do. All while supporting spectacular 4K quality cinemagraphs that can be used on the web, digital display, social media, ads and much more.
In this tutorial I’ll take you through the entire process of creating a cinemagraph, including planning, gear requirements, camera settings, lighting, using Photoshop as an alternative, sharing files and more!
- Part 1: Planning Your Cinemagraph
- Part 2: Preparing to Capture, Gear Considerations
- Part 3: Other Cinemagraph Considerations (lighting and the still frame)
- Part 4a: The Shoot
- Part 4b: The Shoot
- Part 5: Bring It to Life in Flixel’s Cinemagraph Pro
- Part 6: Editing your Cinemagraph in Photoshop
- Part 7: Sharing your Cinemagraph