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Magic Eye Cinemagraph

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 by Gabi

Gabriel Amp Cinemagraph

If you ever tripped over certain still pictures on the Internets that creeped you out seeing that the model in them actually blinked or their hair is moving ever so slightly in the wind, giving an eerie feel about them, well, you were introduced to what they call cinemagraphs.

Cinemagraphs are still images with only a small looped movement in them. The cinemagraph concept as a photography style is attributed to Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck from New York City, who introduced the first set on From Me To You blog. In their words, the cinemagraph is “more than a photo, but not quite a video”. I have to mention that the animated gif has been around since the ’90s but the actual twist on it as a cinemagraph is not. Here’s my first try at it. What do you think?

Homegrown Softbox Spiderlight

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 by Gabi

Softbox Spiderlight

Many of you are now familiar with my photography and video fixation lately. If not, watch my latest YouTube videos and you’ll understand (while there, hit Subscribe, I’ll love you for that!) After many make shift lighting improvisations including very hot 500 watt shop lights, clamp lights and what not, I came to the conclusion that it would be really nice to have a softbox which will project a really nice soft light with no harsh shadows on the subject. So I found Alex Campagna’s home made softbox blog post and I used it as an inspiration to build mine with a couple twists.

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