I think we can all agree that the image above of Horseshoe Bend is quite breathtaking. It was taken by Trey Ratcliff, a world-renown photographer whose photos provide inspiration to people around the globe. In fact, his work has been viewed billions of times online. With a background in math and computer science, Trey is likely most known for his algorithm-like approach to photography. All the adventures he takes are the envy of many, but the incredible images he takes along the way helps people that have never before visited those locations develop a strong connection to the area. In a word, his photos are transformative.
That’s why Trey got in on the ground floor of a new cloud-based platform called Plotagraph. As we’ve highlighted in an earlier article, Plotagraph gives you the ability to add content to still images that give them motion and life. The result, even when the original image is a total stunner, is quite amazing:
This is no normal GIF, either. You can add various layers to give the image greater depth with moving content. You can add multiple animation points too, meaning you aren’t locked into having movement in just one area. There’s a vast toolkit at your disposal to refine your image with pinpoint accuracy, including an auto mask feature, a feathering tool, a custom crop tool, and much more. All told, the Plotagraph platform gives you the power to create dynamic content that gives a whole new meaning to the term breathtaking. Just look at the difference in the two shots above - though the first image is highly compelling, the subtle movement indicated in the clouds and the water take the image to a whole other level.r level.
The beauty of Plotagraph is that it’s easy to use, so you don’t have to be a photography expert to understand how to use it to your advantage. What’s more, there’s an online community that’s there to support you as you make your creations. This is the wave of the future! Learn more by visiting Plotagraph.