Fun with Cinemagrams

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:08+00:00 April 2nd, 2012|2 Comments

Here’s a quickie post for Monday morning … it’s been a busy last few weeks of travel (mostly for Photoshop World) and now I’m finally back in Seattle. I expect this week to be crammed with image editing, along with lots of writing … followed by a lot of local–ish traveling the next week.

But first I’m starting off the week with something fun. Over the weekend I was playing around with a newly discovered iPhone app, Cinemagram, and I decided to see if I could create my own cinemagraph in Photoshop with a video file from Vietnam. It worked, and is actually very fun to make and has a lot of potential for interesting image animations. This one was quite simple and created from an existing file … so I may just have to start creating video clips while out shooting specifically for cinemagrams and implement them into my future workflow. :)

BTW, if you have an iPhone Cinemagram is pretty fun to use on its own … here’s a link to an example of one I created with the app. Have a great week everyone!

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. Chelin Miller April 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Nicole, for sharing this wonderful tip. I love, love, love this app! I’ve been playing with it with my daughters: it’s so much fun, quick and easy to use. There are tons of apps out there and I am reluctant to try them all, but if the recommendation comes from you, I know it’s a good’un. You always share great tips and information, much appreciated.

  2. Murat April 28, 2012 at 5:29 am - Reply

    A very beautiful composition, surprising…

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