The author of this new timelapse guide, a landscape photographer, says “still images are how I capture a moment: a split second of perfect tension. Shooting time-lapse photographs adds a whole new dimension to the stories I’m trying to tell. It’s my moving still.”
The possibilities available to the aspiring photographer today, even on a tight budget, are infinite. This is a remarkable period in history to be creative. Hopefully you’ll get a little kick—of both knowledge and inspiration—from this eBook to challenge you to get out there and shoot.
“When I was first learning photography, I’d come back from these amazing trips but find that, time and time again, the images fell short of communicating the beauty I was seeing as I camped and climbed throughout the mountains of Western Canada.
For a long time, I felt that it wasn’t possible to create an image—still or moving—that could communicate the feeling of grandness or awe my friends and I would experience in the mountains. I’ve always viewed the time lapse as something closer to a still image than the movie world; it is simply a record of time unfolding in front of a well-composed, still frame.”
Some of the Many Topics Covered (45 Pages):
- Demystifying Time-lapse
- Essential Equipment for Time-lapse Photography
- Camera and Lenses
- Tripods and Support
- Essential Extras
- Not-So-Essential Extras
- Computers and Software
- Getting Ready
- Framing, Focus and Exposure Considerations
- Exposure: Manual or Auto?
- Menu Settings
- Setting the Intervalometer
- Exposure Flicker: Cause and Fixes
- Mechanical Flicker: Cause and Fixes
- Post-Production Workflow
- Ingesting Images (Adobe Lightroom)
- Lightroom Editing
- LRTimelapse Deflickering
- Image Sequence to Video File
- Bonus: Advanced Techniques
- Motion Control
- Bulb Ramping
- LRTimelapse Effects Ramping
- Post-Production Moves
- After Effects: De-Birding
- Case Studies
“Using a sequence of still images to capture the passing of time is a dramatic, exciting and amazing storytelling tool. As technology evolves, time lapses are becoming more and more accessible. So what’s stopping you? I hope that you’ll find these tips and tricks helpful, and that you are more excited than ever to get out into the world and shoot time lapses.”
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