Cinemagraphs – Amazing 3D-like Animated Photos

“What we describe as animated photography is not animation at all. All that happens is that a long string of snap-shot photographs… are passed at rapid speed before the eye.” – F. A. Talbot “Moving Pictures: How They are Made and Worked”, 1912.

Even if we tend to perceive the movement, it is only an illusion, as the animated photos (Cinemagraphs) don’t record the moving object, but different motionless positions of the object, that are later combined using different kinds of sometimes sophisticated techniques to create the animated photography that amazes us so much. Another element of amazement is the 3D-like effect that occasionally makes it more realistic than we could imagine it is possible.

Ok, so there’s a trend lately in photography, maybe you’ve seen something while surfing the internet in one of those restless sleepless nights. It consists of creating Cinemagraphs 3D-like photos that have an animated element. The effect is pretty amazing and gives the actual impression of dimension and depth, as if the person or object captured in the photo is actually in front of your eyes, at the distance of just a touch.

In the showcase for today we’ve gathered amazing 3D-like animated photos for your enjoyment and inspiration. Take a look and pick your favourite one!

Cinemagraphs – Animated Photos

You’ve probably seen hundreds of times those animated avatars on the Internet, but what I suggest you to look through in this collection will change your attitude towards the animated gif…

The New York photographer Jamie Beck, together with the web designer Kevin Burg, have created a series of animated pictures that are a real art on the verge of photography and video. Jamie calls this photos «cinemagraphs», but this is not photography, and still not cinematography. In these photographs Kevin has used some new technology. So here, take your time to contemplate and admire these wonderful pieces of new art. Enjoy!

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15 Comments
  1. jon Jul 5, 4:10 pm

    beautiful and breathtaking, these gifs were a joy to look at but took a long time to load (i have a slow connection). still, i enjoyed looking at them. thanks for sharing!

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  2. Adriana Jul 5, 5:38 pm

    Wow, I didn’t even believe that this was possible, I have to say I’m mesmerized :)) I just loved the fashion animated photos, but a fantastic article in all, congrats!

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  3. alex Jul 5, 5:53 pm

    Hey great job. I remember Harry Potter movie. When photos in the newspaper were mooving, like those in this showcase. Thanks.

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  4. aledesign.it Jul 5, 8:55 pm

    For me the best is Jack Nicholson in Shining! Great examples! ;) Som photo have a particular effect..

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  5. Asif Jul 6, 12:48 pm

    Amazing collection of animated photos you have posted. Thanks

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  6. Climax Media Jul 6, 6:14 pm

    It’s amazing how hypnotizing these photos can be, especially when the animation is so subtle that you find yourself looking around for anything else that’s “moving”.

    Great post.

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  7. Dzinepress Jul 7, 9:34 am

    awesome work and i recently visit second collection as you sharing, both are really stunning. thanks for sharing

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  8. Sri Ganesh.M Jul 7, 11:46 am

    The Street image is very not so possible to take in such environment. others we ca control the subject. !
    Great works and thanks for wonderful post.

    Sriganesh.M

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  9. inferno19 Jul 7, 3:48 pm

    Just love these .gif images. Awesome post!

    Is there any software to create such images??

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  10. Lilian Jul 10, 9:41 pm

    Breath taking. Technique similar to cartoon films.

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    Yes indeed, one of the best websites out there ever.

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  11. Samuel Guebo Jul 11, 5:38 am

    That is astonishingly beautiful..when I was looking at some of thoses photos for a while I felt like time was frozen..awesome effects

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  12. Sheetal Aug 3, 9:34 am

    Great job. I think the moving photos from Harry Potter movie are created this way only.

    Can you please guide me to learn it?

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  13. noman Aug 6, 9:38 pm

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  14. Jon Gaulin Dec 2, 10:37 pm

    I could stare at each one for hours, very mesmerizing.

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  15. David May 7, 5:44 am

    Is there any way to upload an animated .gif as a profile pic to Facebook?

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