Cinemagraph: Mastering the Art
I've been exploring both the worlds of Cinemagraphs and Decaf Coffee/ Caffeine Free Hot Drink alternatives lately
Observing steam and having Choice Organic Teas and Ginger Tea has been my go-to these days. When doctor told me up on the exercise, down on the coffee I was like what you say there 'bout my coffee? I've been since drinking caffine free teas, trying decaf options and, yup, more water.
But the more I learn about the process of decaffeinating coffee, I am realizing it seems heavily reliant on chemicals so I have not gone that way of having my coffee decaf, too too often.
I have also been in a bit of a creative block lately, some kinda sad, demotivated, uninspired feeling washed over me and I can't seem to shake it just yet.
I have so many things I want to photograph and create that at times I find it overwhelming. Also so many things I want in life that I don't have... my mind knows better than to focus on this and see all the beauty that I am surrounded by but I am only human. On top of that, when I do create work that I feel remotely satisfied with I have this moment of pride and joy and then I am on to making it better in what ever way I can. I am really captivated by cinemagraphs lately. I've been asked for a how to on I make my Cinemagraphs? Now get this, I am still learning and not sure entirely of what I am doing but here are the
things that work all the time...
Having A steady/ level surface
I achieve this by using my tripod or a steady surface to rest my phone or camera on
USing An App to create the Cinemagraphs...
I recommend Flixel (if you have $200.00 USD to spend) or Mask Art
CAPTURING images where there is One distinct motion to focus on and isolate
I love using steam, pouring liquids. I am exploring the use of people and leaves/ nature.
Now a month since my first cinemagraph, I stumbled over annstreetstudio, where I believe Jamie Beck blogs. Further reading leads me to this article where I learn that she, together with her husband, created the cinemagraph.
With love from Freeport,