New York City in One Day via Timelapse Photography

Time-lapse photography, in case you’re not familiar with it, is a time-consuming process which requires a true passion for the art, besides a deep and a thoughtful concentration on the work you’re doing and what you’re trying to achieve with it. In a very short sentence, the process consists in taking a series of photographs (often long exposures as used in this project), which will be later joined together and played back as a video, resulting in a fast sequence of the action you shot, thus creating a time lapse.

Here is a great example of the true and powerful capabilities of time-lapse photography, this time depicting one of the most wonderful, imaginative and mesmerizing cities of the world, New York City:

The video is part of a short film that is currently under production, by photographer and film director Samuel Orr.

Samuel, the creator of this ambitious project, shot this entire video in over 4 trips to NYC, between 2011 and 2012. The sequences were made from hundreds of thousands of still images, mostly captured with Canon cameras: the 7D and the Rebel T3i (or 600D):


For Further Training on Time-lapse Photography:

There is a popular 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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  1. Rod Arroyo says:

    Time-lapse is really becoming popular. Thanks

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