Weddings are always a joyous occasion. That’s why we jumped at the chance when asked to photograph my friend, Emily Lawhon on her big day! Since this is our first time, we scoured the net for wedding albums, magazines and internet blogs – anything we could get our brains wrapped around to ensure a successful shoot. We were even able to employ a technique we have been tinkering with, the cinemagraph!
It was a bright, sunny day in beautiful Kerens, TX. The destination: Camp Forrest for a special, country-style wedding. The camp featured a small chapel, a mess hall, pool and several cabins surrounding the property. You can check out Camp Forrest at the link below!
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We were asked to photograph an appreciation event for the members of The Foundation Room yesterday. Always on the prowl for an opportunity to film a cinemagraph (cineopp?), we finally found our mark – a roulette table. With my trusty Canon EOS-M and a tipod, we were able to capture a split moment during this amazing celebration.
A Cinemagraph is a hybrid of still photography and motion capture. Originally developed by visual graphics artist Kevin Burg and photographer Jamie Beck, cinemagraphs have been around as early as 2009. In 2012, the unique artform went mainstream by gracing the web page of world renowned Bloomingdales.
According to Cinemagraphs.com, a trademarked term coined by Burg, the history of cinemagraphs is as follows:
“Visual Graphics Artist Kevin Burg began experimenting with the .gif format in this style in 2009 but it wasn’t until he partnered with photographer Jamie Beck to cover NYFW that Cinemagraphs were born. Marrying original content photography with the desire to communicate more to the viewer birthed the cinemagraph process. Starting in-camera, the artists take a traditional photograph and combine a living moment into the image through the isolated animation of multiple frames. To quote supermodel Coco Rocha “it’s more than a photo but not quite a video”.”
Since stumbling upon this new take on modern photography, we wanted explore the many avenues and paths it would take and push how far we could go. Last Saturday marked a couple of firsts for us here at Komposite Imaging. Our first wedding and our first attempts at creating something so sublime and engaging: the cinemagraph.
I hope you enjoy them and please stay tuned for more to come from Colt & Emily’s wedding!