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 â€“ 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.
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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…
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).
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.
26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets Many of you have browsed and shared our growing number of photography cheat sheets, and some of you have even gotten in touch to let us know how much you enjoy them. However, as items drop off the main page on a blog, they can be difficult to find later. To help save you time searching and gain time shooting, we’ve collated 26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets in one place. Here! Below you’ll find a summary and thumbnail of each. 1. 54 Portrait Ideas: free downloadable posing guide Are you stuck for portrait ideas? A great way to reignite your portrait photography is to shoot a model in your home photo studio, using as minimalist a set-up as possible. 2. 6 simple lighting set-ups for shooting portraits at home If you’re looking to take your photography further you’ll probably want to learn how to use off-camera flash. 3. 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. 4. 5. 6.
Time Lapse Tutorial – BBC Human Planet | Photography 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. 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 Once you’ve framed your shot with the camera firmly on your tripod, you’ve now got to decide how much interval to leave between each frame. Put simply, the shorter the interval between each frame, the more slowly the action will move in your film. There is one final thing to say about interval length. Exposure Great! Remember 1. 2. 3. 4.
Out of Focus Foreground Framing - Digital Photography School This is one of my favorite compositional techniques: it is something I do a lot. I think it’s becoming a signature part of my style. I didn’t realize this until a photographer friend showed me a photo he had taken (utilizing this technique) and showed it to me saying it was his ‘Jacinda shot’ or something like that. When shooting, I often try to find something in the foreground which I can throw out of focus to frame the subject. Here are some examples: All you have to do is find something you can shoot behind. This next one is from a birthday party and uses the streamers in the room to frame the subject: If there are two people sitting or standing close to each other, try shooting ‘through’ them. ? When things get in the way: use them to your advantage. ? Use other faces: I love long grass in photos! Use a wall. Set the camera close to the ground, and the out of focus ground in the foreground will add that extra depth to your photograph! Anyway, I hope that was helpful!
Homepage of Michael Theusner - Time-lapse Photography - Step-by-Step Here is what you have to do to prepare your equipment for a successful run: Find a suitable spot for your time-lapse movie. Preferably a scenic one ;-) It can be nice to have some foreground object (e.g. a tree). Set up your tripod, ballhead, and camera. Weigh down your tripod to prevent it from toppling over in high wind. E.g. with a rock in a bag. As you do not have unlimited space on your mermory card, it is highly recommended to choose Jpeg and not RAW. With this setting the average file size is about 2 MB. Choosing the right exposure and ISO settings throughout a time-lapse movie that lasts from before dusk to after dawn is a difficult matter. This requires a bit of trial and error to find the right procedure. Before and after these periods (not quite so important when excactly), you should slowly switch from the low ISO numbers to the high night time settings and back. Daytime Low ISO number and automatic exposure mode. Some time after sunset Sun reaches -12° elevation During the night
13 camera settings every new photographer should know Digital SLRs are loaded with menus, controls and a bucketload of customisation options that are designed to make photography easier, but which can, in fact, make it more complicated and confusing to beginners. You can of course dial up a DSLR’s green auto mode setting and treat the camera like a point-and-shoot, but this way you’ll learn precious little about the technical side of picture-taking. So, we’re going back to basics here with a guide to the 13 camera settings we think every new photography should know. Discover how the new cloud-based platform rista can simplify your photo management 1. Aperture Priority for controlling depth of field The aperture is the opening in the lens, formed by a set of diaphragm blades. As well as its role in exposure, the choice of aperture also has an affect on the depth of field. But when you’re photographing a portrait you’ll want to reduce the depth of field, in order to make the person you’re photographing stand out from the background.
6 Timelapse Photography Tips [You May Not Have Considered] A Guest Post by Clayton McLaughlin There are a lot of tutorials out there that introduce the practice of shooting timelapses with a variety of different cameras. All of which can help you get started. 1. Using a remote trigger does two things that are important to timelapse photography. My solution. 2. Or use your phone to take notes. 3. This tip will likely not apply to everyone in every situation, but I’m giving it nonetheless. 4. This is a night time tip. 5. Unless you’re a professional that shoots 9 cameras at once, you will likely setup the timelapse and then have to wait… a long time. 6. This includes you and your gear. As for your gear, buy the hand warmers that are available in every retail store and gas station in the country. Further Reading: An Introduction to Time Lapse Photography How to Make a Time Lapse Video With Your DSLR 7 Tips for Shooting Better Timelapse Interview with Ross Ching – Time Lapse Photographer