Pictures That Move is a unique photography technique that combines still images with short video clips of the same scene, transitioning from black and white to color. This unusual style offers the viewer the experience of witnessing the moment as it breathes. A still image comes to life as a person moves, a moment changes and a scene rearranges.
I was blessed to grow up with a mother who was always taking photos and home movies (this was before the days of videos or iPhones). There was something magical about watching those 8mm home movies when she would get the film back. The projector screen would come down, the old movie projector would start up, catch the film, the lights would be turned off and time that had paused briefly for my mother's camera would come alive once again, no matter how long ago it was captured. This is the feeling that I try to recreate with my Pictures That Move videos.
The intention of using this combination of imagery is to move the viewer more deeply into the experience of a moment. Pictures That Move doesn't just move the image, it is intended to move the heart as well.
Here are some examples of this technique, offered exclusively by Kukucka Photography. Based in Pittsburgh and available for travel.
Pictures That Move Wedding Sampler
A Pictures That Move presentation of wedding excerpts, to give you an idea of how I use this technique to bring the most "moving" moments to life at an event. It gives you a sense that you know and care about the people in the video.
Samantha and James, 2018
An update on the brother-sister duo, Samantha and James - one year old. A gaxzzillione more years cuter.
A Portrait of Pittsburgh
Ariel and Scott / Cape Cod Wedding / Daniel Webster Inn
A Pictures That Move presentation of Ariel and Scott's beautiful wedding on Cape Cod by Pittsburgh wedding photographer Beth Kukucka.
A Pictures That Move presentation of Julian's
surprise wedding proposal to Serena.
Serena and Julian / Wyndham Grand Hotel
A Pictures That Move presentation of Serena and Julian's wedding at the Pittsburgh Wynham Grand Hotel by Pittsburgh wedding photographer Beth Kukucka.
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