Motion designer Christian Stangl has shown us some incredible videos shot in space. This time, he chose quite the opposite of the vast universe and filmed a timelapse from up close. Using macro lenses or a microscope, he shot an incredible timelapse named Dry Out, showing various plants shriveling as they dry out.
There are so many different ways you can apply timelapse techniques to speed up time and show the world at a different pace to that which we normally see in our daily lives that it can be difficult to know where to begin. There are all kinds of questions from gear to technique and there’s a lot of overwhelming information to deal with.
In this video, timelapse photographer Joe DiGiovanna, who’s currently in the process of shooting a 30-year-long timelapse of New York City goes through five of his top tips for getting started with timelapse photography.
Cities are like living organisms that grow and change overtime. It takes years for these changes, but timelapse photographer Keith Loutit managed to pack it into just five minutes. He has created another stunning timelapse of Singapore, showing us the everlasting change and growth of this incredible city.
Wildfires are still raging across the states of California, Oregon, and Washington. The skies look surreal, making San Francisco look like Blade Runner. To show what it’s like to fly in the flaming red skies, San Francisco International Airport shared a timelapse video of an airplane taking off from one of its runways. And it looks like it wasn’t taken on this planet.
Even though many cameras offer built-in timelapse features that automatically process your images and spit out a single mp4 file at the end of it, a lot of photographers prefer to shoot a big series of raw files, process them ourselves, and then edit them together on the desktop. It gives us a lot more control and results in better quality.
But that can be a slow and painstaking process. And most editing software isn’t built for editing such large image sequences. DaVinci Resolve, however, has a little trick up its sleeve that’ll let you edit raw image sequences with ease. And it’s all thanks to CinemaDNG support. The workflow is detailed in this video from District 7.
If someone told me that mold can be beautiful, I would just give them a disgusted look and say “Ew, no way!” But Beauty of Science proves me wrong in their latest video The Rise of Molds. It shows different types of mold growing in a super-macro timelapse, and it turns that “disgusting” mold into a true work of art.
When I was a kid, I was fascinated with timelapse videos of growing plants. But even now that I’m all grown up and I know how they’re made – I’m still fascinated. I find them very satisfying and soothing to watch, and it’s even better when they include some good music, too. Well, that’s exactly what Boxlapse did. They created two compilations of plants’ growth in timelapse followed by lively jazz tunes, so it looks like the plants are dancing to music.
Shooting timelapse, even timelapse of the Milky Way has become pretty common these days. With the high ISO performance that most cameras have now and the number of fast f/1.4 wide-angle primes available, it’s a lot easier than it used to be (if you can find a dark sky). But what if you want to really challenge yourself to make something that’s… a little different?
That’s what Australian photographer Jason De Freitas did recently when he not only photographed the Milky Way with a 35mm film camera, but photographed it repeatedly, every minute for two and a half hours to produce this pretty amazing timelapse.
Most cameras are rated at somewhere between 100,000 and 300,000 shutter actuations. And no matter which DLSR or mirrorless camera you have, it will eventually die. Now, timelapse photography makes you press that shutter way more often than doing any other type of photography. Does this mean your camera will die faster? And should you care about it? In his latest video, Matthew Vandeputte addresses some of these concerns.