Cinemagraph / by Sean Fleming

I've been seeing a bunch of these cinemagraph things online lately so I decided to look up a tutorial and give it a try. It's basically a still photo with only a small portion of it moving. I hung up some black paper on my wall and placed a small table in front. I don't have any serious constant lighting set up so I just used two lamps off to the left and placed a diffuser in front of them. The diffuser's I made a while ago out of canvas frames and white diffusion cloth from amazon. One light I aimed directly at the mug and the other I aimed over the mug to light my press and hand as I poured. It wasn't the most original idea for a cinemagraph but it was the first thing that came to my mind. I used a canon t4i with my 50mm f/2.5 macro. Shot 1920x1080@24 fps with a 1/50th shutter speed, f/4, and ISO 800. After I did a few takes I imported everything into Photoshop and chose the one with the least amount of movement and best light. After some layer masks, adjustments, and cropping I exported it as a looping .GIF

 

Processed in Adobe Photoshop CC.