Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cinemagraph Challenge Part 2

Continuing my practice with Cinemagraphs with my fabulous band of fellow photographers from the 26 week challenge group. As you may recall, this month's challenge technique is Cinemagraphy (though the last is just a still). The theme is "Once Upon A Time". I worked with that theme very loosely but played with the idea of taking a shot that looked like it was from a different time and also exploring the passing of time by how light changes on my subject. Once you've looked at my work, please continue on to view the rest of the group. The texture used in processing is from the upcoming Super-Grunge Textures pack I created :)

Next please check out the work by South Eastern CT Custom Child Photographer, Breeze Floyd

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cinemagraph My Sanity

This week's challenge is dedicated to the people who keep me sane... But using the sort of creepy technique of Cinemagraphy.         

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As photographers, we are always looking for ways to challenge ourselves. This year I am taking on an exciting new challenge, a 26 week project. It is similar to the 52 week project most of you are familiar with, except this year we are working on techniques along with our themes. Our themes for our 26 week project will be more thought provoking, so it will be fun to see the different interpretations. I am working along with 12 other AMAZING photographers. Each month we will have a different technique we are working on, and each week we will have a new theme. 

For the month of February, our technique is Cinematograph/Video and our theme is “The people who keep me sane”. The top image is my kiddo. Both of my boys anchor me for sure. The self portraits images are a little less sane, but this is a kind of creepy technique if you ask me so I embraced the weirdness...

At the bottom, you can see my two crazy boys, not animated, just being sweet. Just because I wanted to honor their amazing ability to make me always remember what is truly important when things go haywire. It's slightly grainy - I had to shoot at a super-high iso because it was nearly dark...

After you've see my pictures, be sure to continue clicking through the different photographers links so you can see the complete circle. Be sure to come back in 2 weeks to see our next theme, you don’t want to miss it!

Next is is Misty Dawson,  a  Phoenix Photographer.

(The photos are edited with the following textures... Lost Story from Illuminations 2, Unnamed Texture from the upcoming Super-Grunge Set, and StarSpangled Blur from Illuminations 1 :)