Time-lapse Photography: Landscapes by Dustin Farrell

The field of time-lapse photography takes a substantial amount of research and testing to master, especially with variable lighting conditions. Dustin Farrell recently released his second video focusing on amazing landscapes of Arizona and Utah which has collected 2.5 million views in the last month. Every frame of this video is a raw still from a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR and processed with Adobe After Effects. Take a moment and enjoy:

“Landscapes: Volume Two”

“I felt that showing these iconic landmarks with motion controlled HDR and/or night timelapse would be a new way to see old landmarks. Most of the motion control for this video was done with the Stage Zero Dolly by Dynamic Perception. In addition to the Stage Zero, I also used a three axis motion controlled CamTram.” -Dustin

Last year, Dustin released volume one which includes a year’s compilation of his time-lapse work; again featuring areas of Arizona and Utah (Goblin Valley State Park and Natural Bridges National Monument):

“Landscapes: Volume One”

Volume one was also entirely shot on the Canon 5D Mark II and processed in Adobe After Effects. Every clip is a RAW image sequence (5616 x 3744) that he rendered out as a 1080P 23.976fps Quick Time movie. In volume one, motion control was achieved with a custom servo motor he created.

Dustin started his career in local news in North Carolina. He spent 6 years perfecting his craft, editing and moving up to Promotions Director at Crew West Inc. During his tenure, Dustin earned 2 North Carolina AP awards for photography and 4 Emmy nominations. He is an exceptional lighter and one of the most sought after Photographers in the Southwest. Dustin has worked with our clients such as ESPN, The Golf Channel, NBC, ABC, and HGTV.

Equipment Used in Production of These Time-lapses:

For Further Training on Time-lapse 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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