How to use time-lapse photography - PDF by Nickyspin


									Time Lapse

             What you need to start.

 DSLR camera. The Nikon D200 which I used had a
interval timer function and fired automatically.

  Intervalometer to fire the camera in equal time if
your camera’s software will not. It can be installed on
your laptop. Set it and leave it to run.

 There is a ‘trigger’ that fits to your camera via the
sync connection. Avoiding the need of a laptop and it
doing the same job this is the best alternative.

  If use your laptop remember that you will need spare
batteries if you are on location. Consider the movement
and how long it will take to capture. Exposure time can
last for hours on certain subjects.

  F11 1/15 was the exposure and I was firing every
thirty-seconds. The camera on a solid tripod and
shielded from wind by a bin next to me.

 Heavy tripod. This is essential unless you want
camera shake.
                Post Production.

 I shot 80 JPEGS with thirty-second intervals. I used
the import option from the file tab from Photoshop. The
size of the images was reduced to 640x480.

 It was opened in Flash. There are 24 frames per
second during the ‘film.’

 Time-lapse needs a lot more frames. To see it
working clearly a long sequence is important.

  They are quite easy especially if your camera
has the timing built in. Learning new skills and
different software is needed for proper

 A polarizing filter for slowing movement of clouds.
Time-lapse are constantly rewarding. When I
discovered the ‘sun dial’ I was thrilled!
Thank you for reading.

      Nick Brewer

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