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Learn how to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography. Join Rich Harrington in the field as he captures nature's patterns at Red Rock Canyon in southwestern Nevada, and shows how to frame your scene and choose the proper camera settings. He'll show you how to capture great images, whether you're using a DSLR camera and a motorized slider or just a smartphone you have handy. Then join him back in the studio to transform your still footage into a storytelling time-lapse video, using tools like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro.
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Rich: Shooting time-lapse is just going to burn through your batteries, and, there's a couple things you could do. On the camera on the left, I turned off the live view monitor. And that's going to save battery. Now, my Micro 4 3rds Camera, it's on, but I could turn that off as well, and that will also extend the battery life. Speaking of batteries, make sure you go out with several for the day. You're going to want to have lots of charged batteries, so you can just keep shooting. And as you do that, that's going to let you really get those shots, and enjoy the most while you're out there. I typically travel with about five batteries for a day, and I also keep a charger and an inverter in my car, if I got into a pinch. Now, besides that, a couple of things.
Cold, will drain batteries very quickly. So if you're out shooting in colder conditions, keep the batteries on your body. Actually wear them inside your coat, so they'll last longer or keep them wrapped up and keep them thermal. Now as these are rolling everything's fine. if I needed to change the battery though, I'd have to stop the shot. Because I can't really get in there and start touching the camera without adding vibration. A solution though is to actually go with an external grip. So what I have here is a battery grip which holds a second battery.
That battery could easily double the life or even triple the life. Because you can put in an over-sized battery in there that's really designed to let you shoot for extended periods of time. Using the grip or a second battery is a good idea and it just lets you shoot longer
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