Take a peek at her work and soak up her tips, so you too can make some stunning photos, animated GIFs and GIF Movies with our Sun Lens app.

  • Make like a ghost

    This is too easy. Just shoot a scene. Then shoot the same scene again, but with one item, person, dog (whatever) missing. Spooky!

  • The Floating Effect

    The trick is to shoot your friends mid-jump. It’s all about timing. As long as you catch them in mid-air for every frame, you’ve got it.

  • The Illusion of Speed

    If you want to create the illusion of speed, use fewer frames. An animated GIF that flicks between 2 or 3 frames will appear faster, even though the frames per second is the same.

  • Hold Steady

    Holding the camera still is key to shooting a smooth animation style. Try and keep the exact same point of view for each frame and turn on the ‘onion skin’ feature to match up each shot.

  • In a Spin

    Once you’ve mastered keeping the camera steady, experiment with changing the angle, or maintaining the angle and circling around your subjects for a 360° effect.

Making GIF Movies

This unique feature - we call them GIF Movies - means you can string together lots of animated GIFs to make super long animations. Check out Cass Bird's creation above for inspiration.

Inspired by Cass?

Download the app and get snapping! Turn your photos into sun-kissed animations and create fun summer moments to share with all your friends. Get the app