Living Photographs: Creating Cinemagraphs | August

Living Photographs: Creating Cinemagraphs

Date & Time|

(CPAC) Saturday, August 27, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

(Online) Sunday, September 4, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Time  | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location |  In-Person & Online

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock Street, Denver, CO, 80204

Cost  |  $180 Member and $198 Non-Member

Instructor  |  Marisa Brown

Skill Level  |  Beginner to Advanced


This workshop provides an entry into the world of cinemagraphs – an interesting hybrid of photo and video. Learn how to shoot, process, and edit a unique moving photograph!

Course Description:

This is an introduction to cinemagraphs or living photos! Cinemagraphs are seamlessly looping videos or animations that allow just one element of a photographic composition to move while the rest remains static. We will begin by discussing what a cinemagraph is, show some examples of cinemagraphs, and discuss the shooting process. Then, we will shoot videos using a DSLR with video capabilities, or a smartphone and a tripod. After shooting, we will go through processing these videos into living photos using Adobe Photoshop. Finally, we will export our cinemagraphs as videos or animated gifs to share the magic with others.

  • Cinemagraphs
  • Video Animation
  • Video Timelines in Photoshop
  • Layer Masking in Photoshop

Materials Needed:

  • Digital camera or a smart phone with the ability to capture video
  • Computer with Adobe Photoshop Installed
  • Comfortable clothing & sun protection
  • Tripod