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 :)


  1. Very well done. The first image is amazing! I have been wanting to give this a try ever since I ran across Jamie and Kevin's site {not sure if you permit links in comments so I'm leaving it out} and saw their beautiful Cinemagraphs. I hope mine turn out as well as yours did. :)

  2. these are awesome.... Love these.. so cool you rock.

  3. I love these. YOu totally rocked it this week. Such beautiful boys. *big puffy heart* love.

  4. Stunning animation! Artfully done - love it Jessica!!!

  5. OOh that looks like a fun thing to try!!! Well done Jessica!

  6. Wow and then some, I've never seen this before it's quite something. x

  7. LOVE these, Jessica. The one with the bird is so cool. I love the texture.

  8. so cool! I love each of them:) You are so talented!

  9. Um hello girl, that bird picture is incredible. And your sons are so handsome ;)