What are Cinemagraph’s you ask?

Essentially they are an animated Gif with an isolated and subtle movement in them. Or as I see them, like the moving images we see in the Harry Potter Films; well they are definitely some kind of wizardry.


They can capture a moment in time. Just as a photograph does but they show the process of the moving elements that have been included. A portrait, landscape or close up can  be brought to life by this form of image.

I stumbled across these in my first year of university. I never found the time to explore them in great detail (Yep thats three years ago).  They were conceived by Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck in 2011.

Finally I was able to make my own over the past couple of months. They are far from perfect, as all the examples have been taken handheld. To get the best results, using a tripod is the best way to ensure that the image stays the same from start to finish. The first one I made was from a rainy day in September. I used my phone to capture the video, then essentially worked from there. I won’t tell you how is done as it will ruin the magic of the image but it was good fun to explore it.


It never rains but it pours!

Having explored one, I looked to make more on a recent trip to Romania.


No notice



Just come to the fountain, dip your heart in the stream of life…



Are we nearly there yet?

I hope to make more soon, I have a few planned having explored them as a form of Photography. If you would like any made for yourselves, then do not hesitate to contact me.

Examples – The creators of cinemagraphs

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Reference: Gringotts bank Gif


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