Gallery: The Basics of Time Lapse Photography with Vincent Laforet Explorer of Light Vincent Laforet explains the basics of time lapse photography in this beautiful series. Travel with him from the rugged canyons of Utah to the Las Vegas Strip, and learn how to make your own unique time lapse movies. Topics covered in this series include: Suggested camera equipment and accessories needed to shoot time lapse, including how to use the Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3.
Magic Lantern Firmware Wiki Magic Lantern Firmware Magic Lantern is a software enhancement that offers increased functionality to the excellent Canon DSLR cameras. We have created an open framework, licensed under GPL, for developing extensions to the official firmware. Magic Lantern is not a "hack", or a modified firmware, it is an independent program that runs alongside Canon's own software. Frequently Asked Questions What is it? Magic Lantern is an enhancement atop of Canon's firmware that frees your Canon DSLR, allowing you to use many useful features. Is it only for video? No. Initially, Magic Lantern was developed by independent filmmakers and tailored for video production on 5D Mark II. Where do I get it? See the Download page. Will it break my camera? As of September 2009 the software has been downloaded over two thousand times and there have been no reports of damage to the cameras. What can I do to help? Where do I report bugs? For general tech-support, join the forum. Why not just buy a video camera?
Stunning optical illusions of landscapes Photographer Daniel Kukla, from New York, has created stunning optical illusions. Picture: Daniel Kukla IT'S a relatively simple idea - set up a mirror so you can capture the reflection of a dramatic landscape in a single photograph. But there’s no doubt the results are stunning. Photographer Daniel Kukla, from New York, created a spectacular series of artworks called The Edge Effect using the technique. He clamped the mirror onto an easel and placed it in various settings in the Joshua Tree National Park, California. He angled it so that it would capture the horizon of the desert behind, creating a stunning contrast to the landscape in front. Kulka, who has a background in biology and anthropology, was awarded an artist's residency at the park and used his time there to capture the incredible photos. Picture: Daniel Kukla Source: No Source
How to Create Professional Time-Lapse Videos From Start to Finish A high-quality time-lapse is a beautiful thing. From the aurora borealis over Norway to the thriving metropolis that is San Diego, we’ve featured many a gorgeous photographic fast-forward through time, each of them put together by photographers that knew how to pull the most out of the time-lapse medium. But just because there are a lot of stunning time-lapses out there, doesn’t mean that the process is easy or self-explanatory. The first episode (embedded at the top) covers the basics. Here are a couple of examples of the kinds of incredible videos you can put together using this technique. Of course, to create stunning time-lapses like the ones you see above, you’ll need to learn more than the basics. To see the entire how-to series, and get to work on your own time-lapse or hyperlapse creation, head over to Canon’s Digital Learning Center by clicking here. (via Imaging Resource)
Release notes What are nightly builds? - Nightly builds are binaries compiled daily from the latest source code, by an automatic program - BuildBot. Who should use nightly builds? - Anyone who likes to live on the bleeding edge, wants to help ML development, and doesn't care about some features being broken. Why should I use a nightly build? - To try the latest features (e.g. you have requested a feature and it was implemented). - To check if a bug was fixed. - To help us with testing (please report any bugs you find). What are the disadvantages of nightly builds? - You are running untested code. - No documentation - the only help for new features is a small line of text, and ML source code. - No guarantees - if it breaks, you get to keep both pieces. What's new? - See the ChangeLog. - Browse the changeset log on Bitbucket. - Look for feature requests marked as "DONE". - The list of changes is huge - if you want a nice summary, you need to wait for the next stable release. Will it work on my camera?
Camera carrier insert tutorial A few months a go I showed you a preview of the camera carrier insert I sewed. I didn’t hold on the tutorial by accident, I actually wanted to give my honest review (and changes I would make to improve) along with a tutorial. I’ve been using the carrier for months now and it works great with the exception of some details I will describe so you can improve your own version (if you decide to make one for yourself) I have to say that I completely love my camera carrier, and changing purses is super easy! The problems I’ve had so far with my carrier are the following: So now to the materials and instructions, because you should make one for you too! MATERIALS: For the main body you will need: 2 pieces of 24″ by 18″ piece of your choice of color felt or fleeceAdd 1 piece of 24″ by 18″ canvas/outside fabric if you decide to reinforce yours (recommended) 1/2″ foamAbout 20″ long piece of Velcro, cut in pieces of 4″ long.Needle, Embroidery floss and and scissors [ Click on Images to enlarge]
Official San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Construction Time-Lapse Time Lapse Tutorial – Human Planet | Photos by Timothy Allen Tips and techniques One lump or two? Update: If you have questions about time lapse please contact me via my new Facebook page or join a photography workshop HERE. Time lapse photography can be a lovely way to spend a quiet afternoon somewhere. Whilst others might go fishing, I prefer settling down with a flask of tea and my tripod, giving myself the time to really appreciate the environment I find myself in. Time lapse is an important part of my work on Human Planet. Before we start, it would be good to see an example of a time lapse film. (You must forgive me for adding the music – it seemed apt) OK, so it’s badly exposed and poorly composed, but it is nevertheless a time lapse film. Equipment Firstly, you need a camera. Using an ND 3.0 filter, in Spain I was able to shoot a 1 minute exposure in bright sunlight at f22 Starting out OK, now onto the practical side of things. Interval Put simply, the shorter the interval between each frame, the more slowly the action will move in your film. 1.
How To Stream Photos From Your Camera to Your iPad When I'm on a photo shoot for an Apartment Therapy house tour, I stream my photos from my DSLR camera to my iPad. It allows me to proof images on the fly and in super high resolution so I can make sure things are in focus in the manner I intended. Nearly every person that sees the setup in action asks me, "How are you doing that?"The key ingredient for this setup? Once you get the card, you'll want the free app on your Android Tablet or iPad (or even iPhone). I choose to only stream "Photos" (which means only JPG files), not "RAW" files, as those are too large to stream quickly. I then simply turn on my camera and go to Settings -> Wi-Fi on the iPad and choose the Eye-fi Card network. Once connected, open the Eye-fi App and direct mode should be initiated. That's really all it takes, and you're now setup to stream photos from your camera to your tablet, iPad, or smartphone yourself. (Images: Chris Perez)
How to Make Time-lapse Video - Ultimate Guide Time-lapse photography is an interesting technique that records a scene or objects that has a slow state-of-change and turns it into a video that plays back in high speed. The easiest way to do it is to have your camera stationary on something that changes slowly (e.g. clouds, plants growing, etc) and start taking series of photo for hours or even days. Hours and hour’s worth of photos are compressed into a video with merely few minutes playtime, thus creating a time lapsing effect. In another word, it allows us to see the progress faster without having to wait along the actual time. Spotting sun’s movement from sunrise to sunset takes about 12 hours; it’s boring and you probably won’t notice the changes. In this article, we’ll show you how to create your own Time-lapse video. Understanding Time-lapse fundamentalsChoosing your camera for Time-lapse projectPost-editing your Time-lapse photosCombining photos into Time-lapse video Ready? 1. Your subject Smooth or Blocky? 2. I – DSLR Camera:
The Principles Of Photography March 5, 2012 How photography works. Understand this and your photos will get better. Australian Traveller magazine is filled with great photography. It was one thing to find great photographs. It was another thing entirely to understand how photography works. Light Forget anything anyone says. If you are filling a bucket with water (or light for that matter) you have two options. So we now have decided on the size of hose we want to use. In most cameras, you can decide what aperture you want to use and the camera will change the shutter speed accordingly. So what is an f/Stop exactly? Basically, the lower the aperture (or f/stop) number the more light you can let into the lens. Prime (non zoom) lenses will often have a much lower aperture. As you can see, the lens on the right is a lot bigger and heavier than the lens on the left. The big question is what does this mean in the real world? And the answer is “depth of field” or “Bokeh”. Same goes for the photo above. Shutter Speed Wrong.
Taking Photos in Cities Worldwide Article and Photos by Volker Poelzl Living Abroad Contributing Editor Cities are among the most challenging environments for travel photographers. Urban centers provide fascinating subject matter for pictures, but successfully creating a lively city portrait with your camera is no easy task. Many travelers just take photos of famous landmarks, their travel companions, or both of them together. It is a lot of fun to show pictures of you and your friends in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but serious travel photography involves much more than just a collection of pleasant memories and photographic souvenirs. When I take pictures in a city, my goal is to convey a sense of place and show the local atmosphere and way of life. Observation Skills To take great photographs you need to be attentive and pay attention to detail. A sweeping view of Egypt’s pyramid is a compelling sight, but after you take that shot, why not experiment with a different angle and zoom setting? The Digital Darkroom