How to Document a City with Timelapse Photography

The team behind Finding Portland did a great job chronicling the beauty of the northwestern city in the timelapse video they compiled using 308,829 still images. Their gear list was equally impressive, shooting on a combination of Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 7D, and Canon 1D Mark IVs. And that’s not to forget about the awesome heli-cam, the octocopter, from NW Aero Pix. Take a look at their camera work here:

The team shot the video in over 50 locations throughout the Portland area in just over 50 days after being invited to create a feature for the TEDx Portland. What’s more impressive is that it took roughly 3.8 hours to create each individual second of the video.

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