Cool Black And White Cinemagraphs is today’s post. They are photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. They are usually published in an animated GIF format, can give the illusion that the viewer is watching a video. See my previous post on Photoshop tutorials for a tutorial on how to do them.
I remember many years ago when it was blinking stars and other sorts of annoying GIF´s that flourished the web. Some of the sites produced an instant headache with all flashing and coloured GIF images. But that is history and these are totally different.
They are commonly produced by taking a series of photographs or a video recording, and, using image editing software, compositing the photographs or the video frames into a seamless loop of sequential frames, often using the animated GIF file format in such a manner that motion in part of the subject between exposures is perceived as a repeating or continued motion, in contrast with the stillness of the rest of the image.
The term “Cinemagraph” was coined by U.S. photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, who used the technique to animate their fashion and news photographs beginning in early 2011.
Cool Black And White Cinemagraphs