Slowing Down Time With Time-Lapse Photography Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Ken Murphy A screenshot of a time-lapse montage of the San Francisco sky. By Ken Murphy Watching how the passage of time changing the landscape around us offers a fascinating glimpse into all kinds of natural phenomenon: the change in weather, time, and nature. Time-lapse is a photographic technique that allows us to tune into events that normally unfold at a pace too slowly to observe directly: the movement of clouds, the rising and setting of the sun, or the incremental growth of plant life. Whether you’re a science teacher, a parent or kid interested in photography, or someone who just wants to learn something new, time lapse is a great way to observe the world from a different vantage point. The technique entails shooting images at regular intervals, then playing them back to create a moving image. The shooting interval can vary greatly, and depends on the subject and the desired effect. A camera: Compact digital cameras can easily get you started.
The Time-lapse Photography How to Guide - Learn Time-lapse Photography | Learn Time-lapse Photography Hello and welcome to the time-lapse photography how-to guide, an evolving road-map for the evolving art of altered time perception cinematography. This page attempts to weave together separately covered tutorials, tips, and resources into one location that can hopefully act as a launching pad for your own time-lapse experiments and productions. Time discovers truth. We’ve come a long way since Occident’s hooves left the ground but time-lapse still requires patience, dedication, and some special tools and know-how in order to get the scene we design in our minds to show up on screen. Outstanding forums: Let’s go ahead and get started: Don’t worry, it’s not nearly as bad as you might think. Stability (or controlled movement) is the most essential component for a time-lapse photographer. What makes a good time-lapse camera? I have broken the external intervalometer world down into 4 segments. Neutral Density (ND) Filters You’ll end up with a shot just like everyone else’s. 1 second 1 – 3 seconds
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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?
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7 Tips for Shooting better Timelapse A guest post by Neelima Vallangi from the Wandering Soul’s Wander Tales. Timelapse photography is one of the very interesting ways to capture motion. The results are almost always stunning. Timelapse photography is essentially shooting images of a chosen subject continuously at a specified interval and then making a movie out of it. Below you can see the timelapse video that I had shot during my recent visit to the Himalayan Desert Valley of Spiti, India. Get Rid of Auto – Everything in your camera has to remain constant as the subject changes. This video above was shot at a 3MP resolution in Manual Mode with a remote shutter release. What do you think of the timelapse that I have shot and what are your learnings so far? See more from Neelima Vallangi on her Travel and Photography blog and Flickr Page.
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. Each time you start your camera, Magic Lantern is loaded from your memory card. Our only modification was to enable the ability to run software from the memory card. 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? What can I do to help? Where do I report bugs? For general tech-support, join the forum.
Timelapse Photography Tutorial: An Overview of Shooting, Processing and Rendering Timelapse Movies You’ve probably stumbled upon an incredible work of time-lapse where you just couldn’t get the images and the feelings out of your head. Possibly you are fascinated by nature and the slow changes that occur over a period of time. A flower blooming, a sunset or a moonrise. Maybe it was a construction project or a cityscape at night, full of activity and production. I’m a big fan of time-lapse photography and I love seeing the amazing work that people create from all over the world. I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learned over the years as well as touch on the basics for new and intermediate DSLR photographers who might want to try time-lapse. We know that time-lapse is all about the capture of change in a way that we can’t normally see. What is Time-lapse Photography? Time-lapse photography is a cinematography technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (aka the frame rate) is much lower than that which will be used to play the sequence back. We attempt: P.S.
Pentax K-5 Time Lapse Guide « Bob-O-Rama Overview The Pentax K-5 is an extremely competent camera, and offers an APS-C sensor with best of class low light performance. As is typical with Pentax, there are many in-camera processing and shooting features which can be used in combination, maximizing the flexibility of the K-5. The K-5 includes 3 axis image stabilization, in camera HDR, flexible bracketing, in camera LCA and geometric distortion correction when used with Pentax lenses. It makes an excellent instrument for time lapse work for a number of reasons, but it also presents some difficulties which can make it somewhat more difficult as well. The aim of this guide is to cover these features broadly and how these fit into the usual aspects of time lapse. Timing – Free Running The K-5 offers a Lo speed continuous shooting drive mode which will actuate the shutter at a rate of about 1 – 2 frames / second. You don’t want to sit there holding the shutter button for 4 hours. Limitations of Continuous Shooting Special Drive Modes