I recently had the chance to try out the Google Clips camera. To be honest, I hadn't heard anything about it. However, I am not all that techie and don't stay up on all of the latest gadgets. I quickly jumped online to do some research and read some reviews to see what it was all about. It turned out to be a little camera that is supposed to take pictures of people it recognizes. Which sounds super, super creepy now that I am saying it out loud...in my head. :) It works by linking to your Google photos and a technology called "machine … [Read more...] about Google Clips: I don’t hate it, but I’m not sure I love it — yet!
Cinemagraphs are a loop of video saved as a GIF (Graphics Interchange Format.) Properly made, movement in a cinemagraph is seamless. The viewer is unable to tell where the action begins or where it ends. That is the trick to make a successful cinemagraph. Adobe Stock The first component of a successful cinemagraph is a piece of video with a strong foreground subject. While you can certainly shoot your own video for cinemagraphs, for this project I'll hop over to stock.adobe.com to find a suitable clip. At the landing page for video, select … [Read more...] about How to Create a Cinemagraph with Photoshop & Adobe Stock
Have you heard about Plotagraph Pro? It's amazing software that allows you to create very cool animated images from a single photo. I had a chance to put it through its paces and really like what I found. It's also a lot easier animate using a device with a touchscreen (although not required). Here I give Plotagraph Pro a whirl and use a Microsoft Surface Pro. Check out the video on YouTube that demonstrates TWO newer pieces of technology (Plotagraph * Microsoft Surface) for photographers. … [Read more...] about Animating Photos with the New Plotagraph Pro on a Microsoft Surface