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!