Cityscape Time-lapse Photography of Chicago

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Time-lapse photography is a process where each photo in the sequence is shot with a relatively long duration between each captured photo. When the images are combined and then played at a normal speed rate (usually 25 to 29 frames per second), time runs so much faster, thus creating a lapsing effect. This is an extreme version of a cinematographic technique for low speed manipulation and it requires a lot of work, concentration, patience and persistence.

Take a good look at this beautiful example from photographer Eric Hines. Inspired by Chicago’s skyscrapers & lights at night and the mystery they exhale, Eric achieves a profound and astonishing view like never before. It’s a result of 4 months of work (from July to October 2012), shooting over 30,000 still photographs:

Needless to say, Eric used high-end shooting equipment to get this impressive images, starting with a Canon 5D Mark III body.

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“For me, there has always been a mysterious sort of feeling to Chicago at night, so I decided to explore and capture it.”

For Further Training on Time-lapse Photography:

Check out this new COMPLETE guide (146 pages) to shooting, processing and rendering time-lapses using a dslr camera. It can be found here: Time-lapse Photography Guide

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