This Carnivorous Plant Timelapse Was Made in a Basement

We’ve shared quite a few fantastic outdoor timelapses with you. Today’s video, created by Chris Field, is just as impressive—perhaps even more so, since it was created entirely in the photographer’s basement:

Field uses a couple of Fuji cameras (the XE-1 and XM-1), coupled with Nikon’s Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 macro, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, and Nikkor 28-70mm 3.5-5.6 lenses. (Via PetaPixel)

Field's equipment setup, featuring two cameras, a control module, and an impressive collection of carnivorous plants.

Field’s equipment setup, featuring two cameras, a control module, and an impressive collection of carnivorous plants

Creating the Carnivora Gardinum video took Field eight months with testing, technique, and development of equipment. He took a total of 13,770 images over 107 days of filming 24/7 with the two cameras.

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Most impressively, Field developed a couple of new timelapse rails and a new lens focusing apparatus, and he started a company to sell them over at The Chronos Project. He also hacked his camera batteries to create more consistent power sources, and developed a biolapse control module to control environmental conditions and cameras. Check out his behind-the-scenes video here, where he talks about the impressive array of equipment and technology he put together to develop the timelapse:

What a wonderful way to turn a hobby into a profession–and it certainly helps that he’s a technological genius!

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