Explore the Amazing City of Manhattan Via Time-lapse

Take the Big Apple, one of the world’s most exciting cities, add one dedicated photographer by the name of Cameron Michael and introduce a hefty, 120 pounds of equipment. The result is this stunning time-lapse movie of one of the world’s most iconic and recognizable locations:

Shooting night, day and all hours between, Michael’s film, not only deals with the well known, well travelled parts of New York but also delves a little into the life of the city and it’s inhabitants, revealing everything from a mass fitness class in a park to the hustle and bustle of New York’s subway system.

Flat Iron, Manhattan, Dawn, Morning

Manhattan, Skyline, Night

One of the key elements that ties this film together is the use of motion. Michael uses a rig from Dynamic Perception, a provider of low cost, motion control systems, to create the subtle yet effective movement in his sequences. He also uses the foreground to each sequence very effectively, to enhance to feel of motion and perspective.

Manhattan, Foreground, Night

The end result is a wonderful, contemporary look at New York and New Yorkers, through all hours of the day and throughout this vast metropolis.

For Further Training on Timelapse 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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