GIFs, the looping moving images that are all the rage at the moment, aren’t just for silly cat memes. At least not anymore. Last year, Flixel made a big splash by getting a big placement on TV’s America’s Next Top Model and they haven’t looked back since. Flixel has managed to change the way fashion photographers approach stills and video by creating a single-focus application that makes it easy to create a moving still.
You can definitely get this effect in various ways if you’re willing to take the time to painstakingly edit multiple frames in Adobe’s Photoshop or similar product or you can use Flixel’s intuitive timeline system to get the desired effect. If you’re looking to distinguish yourself from every other would-be fashion or commercial photographer, this could be that one trick that may help you stand out.
Flixel’s success has catapulted them to the top of Apple’s App Store Photography category in over 50 countries. To celebrate, Flixel has discounted their Mac (OSX) version of Cinemagraph Pro app by 92%. So instead of dropping two Benjamins ($200), until midnight tonight (PDT) you can pick up Cinemagraph Pro for only $15. If that wasn’t enough, if you’re feeling lucky and have 500px account you can try your hand at winning a copy simply by posting a picture and tagging it #500pxflixel.
Either way it’s definitely worth a look.
Hit the links below for more details on the 500px/Flixel contest and a direct link to Cinemagraph Pro in the Apple App Store.