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The Ultimate Guide to Time-Lapse Photography

The Ultimate Guide to Time-Lapse Photography
Boy, are we excited. We’ve spent every waking moment these last months cooped up in the Photojojo Labs, working tirelessly on what can only be our greatest experiment ever. We’ve finally done it. Time Travel. Well, time-lapse photography. So go ahead, read our guide on the ins and outs of time-lapse and start churning out your very own time-lapse videos from your photos. Then, take up your mantle in the halls of history, beside legends such as Bernard, Hoagie and Laverne, Dr. p.s. Time Lapse 101: An Overview Alright, so it’s not time-travel. Time-lapse lets you see the natural progression of time, while not having to wait through the actual length of it… so you could watch the sunset (at least, yesterday’s sunset) as you always wanted to, without staying up late to do so – and you could fit it all within a nice, brief commercial break in-between episodes of “Dr. Here’s an example of a time-lapse we put together just for you: Music by Loena Naess, who is awesome. Which is better? Awesome.

DIY Outdoor Time-Lapse Photography Update: Check out my latest Camera Axe project for a much more robust device that handles this. There is a beautiful overlook of Worcester Massachusetts near my home. I wanted to build a weatherproof camera box that automatically takes one picture an hour so I can make a time lapse video of the changing seasons. One requirement was to keep it cheap and already had a Fuji F30 point and shoot camera. The basic premise is to run an Arduino as a timer and once an hour it turns on a relay. This project only cost me $20 for the cheap lawn mower battery because I already had the camera, Ardunio, servo, 5v regulator, power plug, wire, wood, and paint. Here is a block diagraph showing my system. Here is a test video I made with it. Some of the most interesting data I collected during this project was the current use from the 12 volt battery. Below are some picture of the box I made. Here is the Arduino code I used:

1000 Words Photography Magazine Blog The History of Stop Motion & Time-lapse Photography Many may think of stop motion and timelapse photography as modern techniques, perhaps something that came along with the advent of digital photography. But, you may be surprised to learn that they date all the way back to the 1870′s when a photogtrapher by the name of Eadweard Muybridge set up a series of 24 cameras and photographed a galloping horse. After he animated the images together, the first photographic stop motion film was birthed. Thomas Edison would use elements of Muybridges work to develop the first timelapse videos. Muybridge helped to advance photographic techniques by his studies in animal and human motion.

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.

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

DIY Time Lapse Photography If you’re on the PhotoJoJo mails, you must have gotten that awesome time lapse bit. On that post they recommend the Cannon TC80N3 – a round 100 dollars device that give you the ability to take time lapse images. (It is called Intervalometer, but I can’t even say it, let alone write it and feel good about myself). (RSS readers, Grab the video here) The good guys at the DIYP Instructables group have done it again. Chris Thompson came up with a cheap and fun Time Lapse Photography project. Here is how it goes: Below is a schematic that I made with free schematic software from ExpressPCB. There are also buttons to use the box as a remote shutter release when the circuit is off. As you can see you need some stuff. Cost: 555IC: $1.69 IC PC Board: $2.49 Handsfree headset kit: ~$5 Other bits and bobs: ~$10 So it all can be had for under $20 and some effort. This is where you need a protoboard (breadboard) Michelle hooked me up with one and I’m thankful for it. There is also another slight problem.

Christian Saint Photography misskaciemarie: I'm a big fan of your work, I'd love to work together XoXo misskaciemarie. com Thank you Kacie Marie. I only do commercial shoots but I will definitely keep you in mind for anything appropriate. The Raw Time-lapse Tutorial – Story, Scheduling & Scouting | Preston Kanak Online I am happy to announce the release of the latest instalment of the raw time-lapse tutorial. I want to first off apologize for the delay since the last posting. When first announcing the project, I was not expecting to go as in depth as I am in the videos/posts. As a result, I will be somewhat restructuring the way in which the series will be released. This content will now be released in two stages. Stage 1: ScriptingStage 2: Extensive Video Because of the nature of the content, I want to make sure I provide an extensive look at producing these videos and want to make sure they are not rushed. Story, Scheduling & Scouting By Preston Kanak Pre-production is by far the most important part of the process for not only time-lapse photography but film-making as a whole. What I want to do with this video is give you a few tips that will hopefully help your shooting experience go smoother. The first thing I want to look at is the story. FORM can be broken down into three sections: Resources

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)

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]

making movies Selecting a camera Making a movie Introduction The availability of digital cameras has made time-lapse movies relatively easy to make. For example, it is now possible to make decent time-lapse movies using the cameras that are part of ones computer, smartphone, or other device. Also, there are many digital still cameras available that work well for making time-lapse movies. However, because digital cameras are continuously being updated and replaced by new models, it is difficult to recommend specific makes and models. Being a plant biologist, we use plants as our subject of choice but time-lapse imaging is also great for making movies of all sorts of other things, like the flow of people in public places or clouds drifting across the sky. Selecting a Camera – A critical step to time-lapse imaging is, of course, finding a camera with time-lapse capability. Computer-controlled or free-standing camera? Always try to use manual focus and exposure settings.