BREATHE LIFE INTO EACH AND EVERY FRAME
Nothing captures the human eye like motion. And in this portion of the First We Eat Online Course, you will learn all about adding movement to your image through the Cinemagraph Pro program. I will walk you making a cinemagraph step-by-step—including what camera setting to use when you're recording the video element of the cinemagraph, how to import the video and image files, what sizing/dimension specs the image file needs to have, how to combine the video and edited image in Cinemagraph Pro, what kinds of movement make for the best cinemagraphs, how to fine-tune the movements within your cinemagraph, what file types I recommend exporting it as, and more!
Being able to show the movement of an object or person adds so much beauty and mystique to images, and it also helps transport the viewer to feel like they're truly a part of the scene.
I've spent hundreds of hours making cinemagraphs—and now I am sharing my detailed step-by-step process with you!
- In-depth video tutorial on making cinemagraphs, including what camera setting to use when you're recording the video element of the cinemagraph, how to import the video and image files, what sizing/dimension specs the image file needs to have, how to combine the video and edited image in Cinemagraph Pro, what kinds of movement make for the best cinemagraphs, how to fine-tune the movements within your cinemagraph, what file types I recommend exporting it as, and more!
- A hands-on assignment exercise to help you put your newfound cinemagraph skills into practice.
- Chapter 9 of my exclusive E-book "On Food Styling, Photography, & Blogging", which addresses all of the above in text-form (which means no need for excessive note-taking, hurray!)
The fee for the workshop goes towards covering overhead costs like squarespace fees, marketing funds for Facebook ads and Google search promotions, email services like MailChimp, and webinar hosting. The fee also goes towards the investment made in creating the course, including equipment like the video cameras, microphones, etc., as well as the time investment. The profits after the overhead costs go towards our home construction savings fund—I recently purchased 29 acres of clear-cut forest from a logging company and am working to restore the land and am saving to build a home there and start a real homestead outside of the city. You can read more about the process here if you are interested. I truly appreciate all of your support, and would love to help you learn + grow your creative skillset.
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
- Cinemagraphs are becoming an increasingly popular request from brand clients, and being able to offer this ability will set you apart from others in your field. On the low end, a professional food photographer's day rate starts at $1,500 per day, and a stylists fee typically starts at $750 per day. Bloggers are paid thousands of dollars for 1 instagram or blog post. Taking the course is an investment in your career and your skillset that will allow you to take on higher profile and higher paying clients.
- Cinemagraphs are videos within Instagram, and the algorithm favors video over still images within the application, so having more cinemagraphs on your feed means more eyes looking at your work.
- I've spent hundreds of hours teaching photography and branding workshops, both online and in person, and am an incredibly insightful and intuitive teacher. I come from a family of teachers (my mother was an elementary school teacher and my sister is an elementary school teacher as well!), and teaching is something that comes very naturally to me. I love imparting knowledge in an approachable, easy-to-understand way.
- As more folks enter the world of blogging, food styling, and photography, it's increasingly more important to make your work stand out from the crowd. Being able to create cinemagraphs offers you another way to visually express your unique voice in a way that very few others are doing.
Do I need a computer program to take this course?
Yes, you need to download and install Cinemagraph Pro, which is the cinemagraph editing program I'll be teaching you about. (You can use the code FLIXELTEN for 10% off the Cinemagraph Pro application at checkout via the link in the previous sentence.) I also recommend having Adobe Lightroom installed.
What general photography equipment do you recommend?
You can read through all the equipment I recommend using here.
How long is this video tutorial?
The video tutorial is about 25 minutes long.
Can I get feedback from Eva on my work?
Yes, if you'd like you can add on a 1-hour mentoring session with Eva via skype to ask her absolutely anything (feedback on your blog layout, your images, picking her brain on any photography/blog/writing/social media specifics...the creative world is your oyster!)
"In the last couple years, I realized what I wanted to pursue was a career that revolved around food. Slowly honing in on what that would look like, I knew that photography would be the foundation for my future site and food blog. I learned some very basic photography skills several years ago, in high school, and attempted to Google and Youtube more informative instruction over time (which is a method of learning I don't enjoy). After countless wasted hours of trying to self-teach online, I still desperately needed clear cut direction and answers. Enter Eva.
I've followed and admired Eva for a few years - always wishing I could go to her workshops or Secret Suppers, but never finding the right time or wiggle room in the budget. When she announced she was releasing this course, I was elated! At the brink of boiling over with the desire to finally take the leap and follow my dreams, there was no more room to make excuses and NOT invest in myself.
This course is nothing short of magic. Eva gently draws back the veil and gives clear, simple, and richly detailed instruction. Instead of wasting hours searching the vast void of the Internet, I happily found that all the answers I sought have been neatly capsuled in this beautifully conducted course. Not only have I learned SO MUCH technically, but I feel more confident and capable in tackling my passion and future.
Thank you, Eva, for bridging the gap, eliminating my insecurity, and placing me within reach of my dreams."
- Caroline Bergeron of Wildwood Folk
“After following Eva’s work online and getting so much inspiration from her posts, I didn’t hesitate to take the the online course. It was the ideal follow up to deepen my own work as a food stylist, helping me to develop a sharper eye for detail, enhance my sense of storytelling, and to understand better the “eye” of a photographer, both artistically and technically. As a relative newcomer to the field, she gave me the tools to overcome some key obstacles, both practical and emotional. Above all, I have come to see her as a mentor rich with humanism and a great communicator of all things creative.”
- Darko Ramljak, Food Stylist