So, you’ve decided to shoot your first timelapse video. If you have never done it before, you will face many challenges and inevitably make some mistakes. But Christian of The Phlog Photography will help you get started with this video. In only three minutes, he will give you seven things to keep in mind and tips to follow before and during the timelapse shooting. They’ll help you make the most of your timelapse video even if it’s your first one.
Lava flowing into the ocean is a magnificent sight. In December 2016, it was the first time in over 3 years that the lava flow was entering the ocean in Hawaii. Photographer Jack Fusco didn’t want to miss this opportunity. So, he checked weather reports, moon phases, and National Park Service website. He packed his gear and flew to Hawaii. His idea was capturing starry sky above the lava entering the ocean. He only had 3 nights to do it, and the weather was terrible when he arrived. Despite bad luck with the weather and very limited time, he managed to create “61G Ocean Entry” – a truly awe-inspiring time-lapse.
If you enjoy watching time-lapse videos, then you’ve heard of Morten Rustad. After his video “NORWAY – A Time-Lapse Adventure”, he now has a new gorgeous time-lapse video out. “SEASONS of NORWAY – A Time-Lapse Adventure” is recorded in 8K, and it covers 20,000 kilometers of a beautiful country of Norway. It was shot within a course of one year, showing the divine beauty of Norway throughout four seasons.
Time lapse videos are incredible beasts, especially when coupled with dynamic angles and camera movement. However, purchasing a motion control rig for creating time lapse movies is not always in everyone’s budget. But creating one typically is! In this detailed and uber-awesome tutorial, the geniuses at Make show us how to build a self-contained, motorized platform for panning your camera throughout a long time lapse sequence…for $150!
While the tutorial relies heavily on some technical know-how, the finished product is absolutely beautiful and functions flawlessly.
Time-lapse videos are a spectacle to behold and have been taking the photography world by storm the last several years. Not to be outdone, Andrew Studer spent more than two years photographing the Pacific Northwest to create a mesmerizing video showing the sheer beauty of nature and its might.
Comprising an estimate 85,000 photos, Andrew says he spent “countless all nighters, camping trips, and spontaneous trips to the mountains” to produce the four and a half minutes of awesome.
Time lapse photography has recently evolved into a spectacular fusion of the best of still photography and motion film making.
With the growing popularity of time lapse photography, and the increasing complexity that time lapse photographers are integrating into their films, we are seeing a steady stream of truly spectacular time lapse films (many of which we feature here on DIYP on a regular basis).
If you have tried your hand at time lapse photography, sooner or later you will come to realize that while static time lapse film sequences can be fabulous, time lapse films really sing when you add motion.
We were recently lucky enough to get our hands on a Syrp Genie for review and spent some time testing it out in the field.
Read on for our complete hands on review of the Syrp Genie.
Time-lapse photography can be used to stunning effect. The often-dreamy vistas passing by the camera allow the viewer an amazing insight to a location beyond what a still image may offer. I have spent more time than I care admit to watching videos on Vimeo and YouTube of amazing time-lapse productions of places far away that I may never visit myself.
While I admire these productions any chance I get, I have never taken the plunge into finding out how to create them for myself. Jay P Morgan from over at The Slanted Lens shares a guide and some tips on how to capture the images needed to create a stationary time-lapse at night.