It’s oftentimes the work you do out of pure passion that leads to the most magnificent result. That couldn’t be more true in the case of ‘Vista,’ the latest time-lapse montage created by Portland-based photographer Leif Smith. [Read more…]
If you have not heard about Winter Storm Jonas hitting the US, you must have been hiding under a rock (which was covered in snow anyways). For some this meant that they had to stay at home and cancel plans. But for others, who planned ahead, this was a great opportunity to break out the time lapse gear and shoot a once in a lifetime movie as about 65 centimeters of snow covered the city.
While I am not envious of the people having to endure that amount of snow in such a short time, I think that those time lapses show how much gear that only 15 years ago was considered super advanced, has become common for everyone.
It might be a few years old, but when we came across the ‘icicle of death,’ we couldn’t help but to want to share it with you. [Read more…]
Taking a time-lapse is a complex task. Unlike a photo, which you can chimp and (usually) retake, retaking a time-lapse is not as trivial. This is why understanding how time-lapses work and how to take them is crucial before going out on the field.
This tutorial by Mark Gee (previously) is a full crash course on time-lapses taking you from planning through setting up, doing the actual capture, post processing and exporting. Mark is using Photopills for planning and a Syrp Ginie + Magic Carpet for moving the camera, but the principles apply to time-lapses taken using any gear. Hit the jump for a full video and clickable TOC.
One of the more recent trends in time-lapse videos has been capturing the transition from day to night. While the process might seem like a difficult one, it’s fairly straightforward once you have down the basics.
Last month, TriggerTrap asked photographers in five cities around the world to come together to create ‘the most diverse time-lapse ever made.’ After a month of receiving, organizing and editing, TriggerTrap has shared the final results, LapseWorld.
The cities TriggerTrap asked to go out and shoot were San Francisco, New York City, Cape Town, London and Milan. In each of the cities, photographers went out, gear in tow, and shot the world around them. [Read more…]
One of the coolest things timelapse technology is that it allows us to see large scale projects that would otherwise be very hard to visualize. Say, watching a ship being cut in half and extended to 195.92m.
The team at MKtimelapse spent 2 months filming this with two specialized system, and condensed into a three minutes film.
Riddle me this? How to the transport an airplane for assembly? It turns out that inside another airplane. Jokes aside, looking at how a 787-9 Dreamliner is built can not leave you indifferent. This $264.6 million behemoth from Boeing is 63 meters long and has a wingspan of about 60 meters, so watching the unit being built from Lego like blocks is quite impressive.
Many of the timelapses and hyperlapses we share pride themselves on creating amazing footage with little budget (little being a relative term of course). But what if the budget to produce a timelapse was huge? I mean, talented people + little money = awesome results. What would talented people + lots resources create?
The answer is “Imagination” by PermaGrin, a time lapse that shows how kids see the world via their magical glasses of imagination:
As children, we viewed the world through the lenses of our imaginations. The carpet became lava, the shadows formed monsters, the family minivan was a spaceship. But the older we got, the more reality set in, and soon we forgot the magic our minds could create. We invite you to step back into your childhood and take a look through the lens once again. #
The movie features imaginated scenes from Ghostbusters, Toy Story, Up, Pirates of The Caribbean’s and more, see is you can spot all the different movies
If you care to learn a bit more about how the movie was produced, there is a 17 minutes behind the scenes video after the jump.
JP Danko is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. JP
can change a lens mid-rappel, swap a memory card while treading water, or use a camel as a light stand.
JP’s photography is available for licensing at Stocksy United.
Gannon Burgett is a photographer from Marion, Indiana. "Striving each day to make my dent in the universe"