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Mark Shoesmith

Mark Shoesmith

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I am a London based photographer, I cover a wide range of subjects and love trying out different photographic techniques, but macro photography is what I find the most challenging and satisfying. I live on the south side of the city where the countryside is only minutes away. There is also a variety of small nature reserves in the district that provide good habitats for insects, fungi and wildlife of all kinds. Most weekends you will find me wandering around the woods and fields trying to spot the next good shot.
  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon D7100
  • LUMIX G5
  • Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro / HSM
  • Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro
  • Tamron (90mm f\2.8 Macro
  • Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
  • Sigma 170-500mm F5-6.3

The Cinemagraph a still photograph with motion

Published June 6th, 2014

It not possible to display Cinemagraphs here please visit my blog on my website to see them in motion.

A Cinemagraph is a still photograph which has a small element that moves, normally repeating. These images are starting to appear every where in TV advertising, TV programme trailers and Video Bill boards etc.

You can make them using a series of photographs and animating them, or use a video clip; the easiest way is the video clip. Most DSLRs will shot good quality video as will most mobile phones. All you need is a video clip with some kind of action that will repeat and look natural when seen as a looped video clip for around a five or six second duration.

I was out at the weekend primarily to shoot some insect macro shots but it was a typical English summers day, damp and wet and not an insect in sight. I had been walking around our local nature reserve for about an hour when I gave up on the insects and decided to give making a Cinemargraph a go.

I thought I'd st ...

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