I came across a cool program yesterday, Cinemagraph Pro. I watched the introductory video and set to work to have a go.
I needed to find a subject who was for one willing, and two, would work with video.
Easy peasy, I walked outside of the exercise I am currently covering in #Lithuania and found a Chef cooking rations on a small field set up.
I primed him, got him set up and shot the photo.
I then said ‘Stay still now mate while I just shoot the video’. 10 seconds later we are done.
Now to the edit. The photograph was lightly edited in #Lightroom and imported to CG Pro with the video.
15 minutes later I was complete with a quick edit done. Most of that time was spent on the import and blending the steam, as it doesn’t repeat itself, for a better overlap.
The result was pretty cool and gained some fair interaction on twitter. New followers = Result. I feel if you think outside of the box you can achieve something special here. I watched a tutorial of how to do it in photoshop and the tutorial was longer than 20 minutes.
Do cinemagraphs have a practical application for your audience? I would say yes, An striking image that moves would catch the eye more than the photo would. I have seen some great examples.
Google and have a look for yourself 🙂
Most Army Photographers will at some point get tasked with Aerial Photography. Its usually getting shots of a site or Barracks but it may even be a group shot from the air.
The mode of transport may differ too whether it is a Chinook, Lynx or Sea king. Each have their own niche way of shooting. For example, on the Chinook you will either be shooting from the ramp or from the seats, depending on the Loadmaster.
I enjoy Aerial Work, its quite the buzz and usually the person who requests the images will be very happy with the results as they don’t normally get to see that kind of imagery delivered quickly and to a high standard.
The image of the Exercise set up was Exercise ARRCADE FUSION 2013 which took place at RAF St Mawgan near Cornwall. The shot has been published and printed at 43 inches on the shortest edge. It looks great! Customer happy, job done.