Shooting a time lapse is quite a challenge. Shooting a good time lapse with changing lighting conditions adds complexity. The challenge is how to keep the time lapse both correctly exposed and smooth looking.
Preston Kanak has a detailed piece (with a matching video) on the three ways to win the day to night holy grail:
There are three different ways to approach day to night time-lapses which include:
- Shoot in APERTURE PRIORITY and de-flicker in post.
- Shoot at least one shot during the day and one at night and then BLEND IN POST.
- RAMP YOUR EXPOSURE / ISO
This is an hour long video, but it is packed with information and definitely worth the time
Visit the original post for more details, a full breakdown and printable Quick Start Guides. (this is what a Quick guide looks like – for the blend in post method. It is pretty useful to keep in your back pocket to make sure you don’t forget anything during show time).
If you think this is good stuff, make sure to visit the original post, it is packed with useful info