Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sports and work out

Wonderful cinemagraphs from Milbergs. Good photo and great with many people in the pictures.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Make up

Great cinemagraph by Mark Saldana of his wife putting on make up. Great photo and well done!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Oscar de la Renta

Wonderful cinemagraph with Oscar de la Renta, by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg. So beautiful!

What's there...?

Another great subtle cinemagraph by Miroslav Petrasko from a gathering of historical trains in Bratislava. Really nice!

(For correct speed, please see the original version. The speed per frame is not always accurate when resizing.)

Floating on air

A very creative way of using a cinemagraph by Hoon Song from Buffalo, NY. Well done!

Wedding cinemagraph

Great wedding cinemagraph with a fantastic photo from Imago Photography. I hope to see more cinemagraphs from weddings. If you have any, please let me know.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Dancing Strawberries

Fantastic to see a piece in Diner's Journal in NY Times gets illustrated with cinemagraphs. It is the work of Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg and this is definitely not the last time we see something like this in online news. Here are their great pictures:

I wrote a story a couple of weeks ago where I asked if cinemagraphs have a future in online news and it sure does!


Great cinemagraph from a beautiful photo by Cody at Latent Sense... Well done!

Cinemagraph tutorial

Here is a cinemagraph that I made for a tutorial for Adorama Learning Center, with my son Emrick as the bored and thirsty model. I wanted to reflect the infinity of a cinemagraph in the entire purpose of the picture.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


A great cinemagraph based on terrific photography by Jamie Beck from the Governors Island Jazz Age Lawn Fest. Lovely!


More great cinemagraphs from Dori The Giant. Well done!


Great first attempt of a cinemagraph by Miroslav Petrasko. Beautiful picture!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lights in the wind

Another great subtle cinemagraph by Jamie Beck. Very good technically to loop those lights.

Train ride

Simple but yet nice first attempt of a cinemagraph by Insouciance:

Window light

Here is another creative and neat cinemagraph by Dori The Giant. Well done!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cinemagraph Tutorial

You find a great detailed cinemagraph tutorial by Photojojo here. Here is the result:

Waving the flag

Nice cinemagraph by Boston photographer Steve Marsel. Well done!


Great subtle cinemagraph from Tamar Levine, done with great phtography.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Behind the glasses

This is one of the better cinemagraphs by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg. It's just so wonderful both with the movement of the viewer as well as the model passing.


Great cinemagraph from photographer Mike Pecci where the body movement does it all.


Great cinemagraph from Sam Cannon of a hungry little friend. Very smoothly done even though it is a reversed loop.

Do Cinemagraphs have a Future in Online News?

Cinemagraphs could really spice up news sites and offer a new dimension to the way we consume information online. Here is a sample I have made with cinemagraphs in The Huffington Post:

I think that the first news sites that adopt cinemagraphs in their workflow have a lot to gain in attention from readers, even though it will of course not replace still photography and not always be useful when it comes to regular news events.

The technique, both at the photo shoot as well as tools for the final production, will most likely develop the more people are producing and consuming cinemagraphs. This could be better planning and more experienced photographers, but also even better support in software like Photoshop, as well as a new and better standard for animations online, without the limitations in GIFs (like 256 colors etc).

So, what is needed for a news site to start using cinemagraphs?

- The photographers start using movie instead of still photography
- More time needed for editing
- A Cinemagraph Editor that is responsible in planning the cinemagraphs, gaining experience of the best way to produce them and leading the development

What do you think? Would you like this on your news site?

(The sample from Huffington Post is done as one single gif, so feel free to share it. The cinemagraphs in the sample is of course from the excellent Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg.)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cat taking a nap

This is a really cute cinemagraph by Kirk Wang. It is simple but yet so neat. Well done!

Cinemagraph tutorial

Here is a great tutorial by Russell Brown on how to make a cinemagraph in Photoshop:

If you give it a shot, please don’t hesitate to send a link to your work to cinemagraph(at) and we will be happy to post it. Good luck!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Great cinemagraph in black and white with nice photo by Ani Mendez.

Traffic lights

Creative way to do a cinemagraph with traffic lights by XYZ360.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Very good use of time in a cinemagraph by Tilen Sepic. Great job!


Beautiful cinemagraph by Paul and the model Mary Rose based on great photo. Well done!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Wonderful cinemagraphs done by Dori The Giant. I really like the infinity ones.

Product cinemagraph

More e-commerce sites should really use cinemagraphs to spice up their offer. This is a great one from Jamie Beck.


This is a simple cinemagraph from My Daily Cam, but very neat.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Talking to yourself...?

Very creative way to use a cinemagraph by Dori The Giant. Well done!

Reading in Manhattan

Great cinemagraph based on a quite ordinary photo by Jamie Beck.


There are some great photos by Nick Grant from the Spring Brighton Run. Some of them are cinemagraphs, like this one:

To the Movies

I really like this cinemagraph from Jamie Beck where creativity gives that extra to the picture. As always, a good photo is essential for a great cinemagraph.

First attempt

Many people make their first attempt to do a cimegraph only with eye movement. Here is one of the better by Pony and Smith (slightly faster here though than the original):

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Blade Runner

Here is a great cinemagraph from If We Don't, Remember Me from the movie Blade Runner (1982):

More wine

Here is a cinemagraph of endless pouring wine from Titox Herrera. You can see how important the original photo is in the cinemagraph, if you compare it with this.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fresh tomatoes

Here is a very fresh cinemagraph from Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg from their work for Gilt Taste. It is great to see more cinemagraphs being used for commercial purposes.


Beautiful cinemagraph from Ivo Kwee with girl blowing petals.