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Timelapse Photography Tutorial: An Overview of Shooting, Processing and Rendering Timelapse Movies

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 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. The best way to get a greater feel for the power of time-lapse is to watch a few. Timelapse – The City Limits from Dominic on Vimeo. P.S. Related:  Time-lapseDicas sobre o tema

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. We’ve found the key to… 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.

Canon vs Nikon: the DSLR comparison you've been waiting for! Canon vs Nikon: which DSLR system is best? A question that has frustrated many of the world’s greatest philosophers and may even have troubled the UN… Our in-depth comparison examines each system’s cameras, lenses, key features and much more. Who makes the best DSLRs, Canon or Nikon? The fact is, Canon and Nikon offer some of the best cameras, lenses, flash systems and accessories – and they have done for years. Whichever line you choose, you’re investing in an extensive, well-supported system that caters for everyone, from beginners to experts, from wedding photographers to wildlife pros. Has that stopped forums descending into flame wars over whether Canon or Nikon is best? In fact, it’s quite common to find photographers swapping systems, moving from Canon to Nikon or from Nikon to Canon. Back in the real world, the majority of us can’t afford to dance between systems. With that in mind, here’s our appraisal of how Canon and Nikon DSLR systems currently compare. Advantage Canon.

Techniques for Working Textures Into Your Photography A Post By: Denise Love Where do you begin when you are considering using textures in your photography? I suggest you begin with the absolute best photo possible. In this article I’ll share some of my techniques for working textures into your photography. Sharpening your image You want to sharpen your photo before you add the texture. Duplicate your background layer and while that duplicate copy is still highlighted, go up to the Filter menu and select: Other > Highpass filterSet the filter radius between 6 and 10 pixels (or higher) depending upon how sharp you need to have your photo, but be careful not to over sharpen. Next change the blending mode of this layer to “Softlight” or “Overlay”. Finished image with texture and vintage paper applied Once I am finished adding my textures to the photo I might do a final sharpen at the end if needed. How to erase texture and still retain tone, plus a few extras Once you are finished with your edits and sharpening, you are ready to add the texture.

Top 5 Tumblr Themes for Photographers Tumblr themes have evolved along numerous, sometimes mutually exclusive paths. Text-oriented themes for writers, for instance, have revolutionized the mutli-panel template, with innumerable design houses offering unique takes on the blog-in-a-blog concept (among myriad others). But photography and photojournalism have always pushed developers to reinvent wheels faster than other creative fields. Below are our picks for the very best of Tumblr’s image-beautifying themes, each with a unique blend of the newest and best features for both professional photographers and amateur photobloggers alike. 5. Effector sets the standard for free photo themes. 4. Slideshow exhibits a very rare kind of minimalism–one that, on the surface, seems somewhat limited. 3. High Res is an impressively stacked anomaly among Tumblr’s $19 themes. 2. Photofolio is among the sleekest of the premium gallery-oriented themes. 1.

Tutorials - LRTimelapse On this page you can find my tutorials about LRTimelapse editing and time lapse photography in general. Starting with the basics and ending with more complex techniques like the full automated 3-way ramping of shutter time, ISO and aperture for transitions. If you’d prefer a written variant, you can find the LRTimelapse-workflow in written form here. Please check out my written instructions as well! Basic Tutorial for LRTimelapse 4 In this tutorial you will learn quickly how to import, edit and render your time lapse sequences with LRTimelapse 4. Holy Grail Tutorial for LRTimelapse 4 …and this is the result of the editing from the Holy Grail Tutorial as “Before and After” video: Tutorials from LRTimelapse Users Japonese LRT4 Tutorials by Koichiro Oka next page » Basic Tutorial for LRTimelapse 3 In this tutorial you will learn all the basics to get started with LRTimelapse, the new Importer and the new Video Export Process for Lightroom 3, 4 and 5. Other languages: German, Italian. Older tutorials

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10 rules of photo composition (and why they work) In photography, it’s not just what you shoot that counts – the way that you shoot it is crucial, too. Poor photo composition can make a fantastic subject dull, but a well-set scene can create a wonderful image from the most ordinary of situations. With that in mind, we’ve picked our top 10 photo composition ‘rules’ to show you how to transform your images, as well as offered some of our best photography tips from the experts who do it on a daily basis. Don’t feel that you’ve got to remember every one of these laws and apply them to each photo you take. Instead, spend a little time practising each one in turn and they’ll become second nature. Photo composition doesn’t have to be complicated. In the real world, you’ll be working with a wide range of subjects and scenes, and this requires a more open-minded approach. The key thing is to understand how all the decisions you make about composition can affect the way a shot looks and how people perceive your photos. Why it works… Why it works…

2014 Survey Results: Joe McNally is the #1 Most Inspiring Photographer Home » Featured Posts » 2014 Survey Results: Joe McNally is the #1 Most Inspiring Photographer Posted by: Deborah Block Date: January 30, 2014 | 7 Comments Our second annual survey, The Photographer’s Outlook on 2014, reveals insights from over 5,700 photographers worldwide on their top business goals and challenges for 2014, plus how they plan to market their work and spend money this year. The survey also took the pulse of professional photographers and photo enthusiasts (who we define as those making less than 50% of their income from photography) to dive more deeply into how they approach their photography and how they are making a business of it. For the complete overview of The Photographer’s Outlook on 2014, download the full survey results here. This year, rather than getting down to business alone, we were also curious what photographers themselves had to say about where they find inspiration and information to make the best images they can. Cross-Over Appeal: Ansel Adams Zack Arias

iPhone Photography – Take Creative Control of Your iPhone If you have an iPhone you’re already taking one of the most important steps to getting great photos – you’re taking your camera everywhere with you. But are you just taking opportunistic ‘snap shots’ or are you creating beautiful images? The iPhone is currently the most commonly used camera in the world, with millions and millions of snap shots taken everyday, but only a few photographers are using the full creative potential of the camera. That’s about to change… We’ve partnered with one of the world’s leading mobile photographers – Misho Baranovic – to create a guide for iPhone owners to take creative control of their device. In this eBook you’ll learn how to create photos no-one will believe were captured with an iPhone. Whilst the iPhone is small, this eBook is big. As you progress through each section you’ll discover: Beautifully designed and full of inspiring example images, screenshots, exercises and step by step instructions.

Abnormal Deviation - Как снимать таймлапсы Для привлечения внимания выложу часть небольшого фильма о поездке в Испанию. Это не все таймлапсы, но вполне подходят для этой статейки. (Разворачивайте на полный экран, видео загрузил в HD) В общем, для интересующихся таймлапсами, но не знающих как их снимать, публикую перечень некоторых правил их съемки.Не все советы идут в порядке важности, но все же я сохраню нумерацию (может быть для удобства обсуждения). Для начала пара терминов:Таймлапс - он же "цейтрафер". 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Ну что я еще могу сказать... Полученные равки (да и JPEG-и иногда) я обрабатываю в Lightroom. Если кому интересно, я могу сделать step-by-step туториал с картинками как это все делать с начала до конца. А, и конечно же забыл одно из самых главных правил! Теперь, зная эти правила, вы можете найти некоторые ошибки у меня в заглавном видео ;) P.S.

17 Steps to Create Time Lapse Video from Still Images 17 Steps to Create Time Lapse Video from Still Images Watch this photography tutorial to learn how to make a time-lapse video with your DSLR camera. Wish you could take gorgeous photos? On January 11th and 12th Connecticut was hit with a blizzard that dropped 20-30 inches of snow across the state. Time Lapse Photography Time lapse photography is basically shooting a lot of images over a given length of time and then cramming them back together into a video that is shorter then that time. This little video shows me shoveling the driveway out after the blizzard passed. 2.5 hours of capture in 2 minutes of video. 17 Steps I took to create this time lapse video 1. I set my camera up in my garage on a solid tripod. 2. Frame the shot the way you would for a photograph. 3. I focused on the front of my car in the driveway. 4. I wanted the action in the shots stopped for the most part so I made sure that my shutter speed was fast enough for that. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. The first one was to all the images.

3 camera lessons every new photographer should learn (free cheat sheet) If you’ve just bought your first camera, you’re probably finding a bit of a learning curve in getting up to speed with all of its bells and whistles. There are a number of great beginner photography tutorials out there that can help you get to grips with all that functionality. Before you get you get started, though, there are three fundamental concepts you need to understand: how your camera’s shutter speed scale works; how focal length affects your composition; and how your aperture controls what’s sharp. We’ve explained each of these concepts below, and we’ve also compiled everything into a handy photography cheat sheet for you to download and save! SEE MORE: First camera crash course – simple solutions for mastering your new DSLR Click on the infographic to see the larger version, or drag and drop to your desktop to save. Camera Lesson No. 1: Get to know the shutter speed scale Your shutter speed is one of the two ways of controlling the exposure (the other is the lens aperture).

Learn How to Create a Caricature From a Photo In this tutorial by PSDTuts+, you will learn how to create a caricature portrait from a photo using many of Photoshop’s advanced editing tools. In the process, you will learn how to use Adobe Camera RAW to make some global adjustments, how to use Photoshop’s transformation and Liquify tools to alter the appearance of the portrait, how to retouch the image, and much more to give your portrait a cartoon or comic look. Let’s get started! Final Image Process preview Speed Paint Video Read full tutorial at PSDTuts+…

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