Learning something new is always a great thing to do, and lately, that “something new” happens to be cinemagraphs! I love photography and video so the idea of combining them into one seemed incredibly awesome. Naturally, I had to give it a try! After a really long time looking at cinemagraphs online, I started to get some ideas about how to make one myself. It took a while to create one, but I think I may have just found a skill that you may continue to see on this blog for a quite a while…
Here’s how to take a cinemagraph!
- Find the subject with something moving.
- Stabilize your camera or phone so that there’s no unneccesary shaky-cam action going on.
- Take a video of your subject. It only needs to be about 2-3 seconds long!
- Upload video into a computer OR get a phone app that can make a cinemagraph!
- If using the computer, use a program like Photoshop to make a gif.
- Highlight the area of movement ONLY.
- Make sure that when the video plays, the rest of the unmoving area stays still.
- When it’s to your liking, save it!
- Share with friends, family, and all of those followers!
Oh, and if you do make a cinemagraph, feel free to tweet it to me @LockerStyler! Hey, I may even feature YOUR cinemagraph in an upcoming post!