Documenting a Day in Venice with Time-lapse Photography

Venice is a photographer’s paradise, a city of so many beautiful scenes, that it is hard not to find a great shot. However, what if you wish to avoid the cliche shots and shoot something very different? That is what photographer Joerg Niggli did when he created this stunning timelapse film of Venice from sunrise to sunset:

Perhaps what is most surprising is the simplicity of how he shot it, using just a Canon G10 compact to capture the shots and then using a combination of software to create the look of the film (Post in Motion, After Effects and Final Cut Pro X). Part of that look is to use the Tilt-Shift effect, where the areas outside of the subject are progressively defocused, giving the scene the appearance of being a miniature model.

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The use of this effect has transformed the film into something very different from the ordinary timelapse offerings. See for yourself if you think it works or not.

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3 responses to “Documenting a Day in Venice with Time-lapse Photography”

  1. Frances says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed watching your timelapse in Venice. It flowed beautifully. Bravo!

  2. Rebecca says:

    Wow! That was really neat! It doesn’t look like it could be real people- and then it does!! Amazing job on this!

    ~Rebecca

  3. Michelle says:

    I LOVE this! Great job. It makes me want to go back to Venice NOW. :)

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