Cinemagraphs, originally created by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, are sort of a cross between photo and video. It uses the appearance of a still photo with small, sometimes subtle, motion effects. The cinemagraph is a modern take on the animated GIF.
Cinemagraphs are created by taking video or a series of still photos and creating a seamless loop in Photoshop (see this tutorial for creating a cinemagraph from a video).
Here we’ll showcase 30 examples for your own inspiration. You can also find even more examples from the official Cinemagraphs website.
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