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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: For the iPhone there's lots of different apps available capable of shooting time-lapse. Feel free to check some of them out. Most are affordable, some even have free lightweight editions. What you're looking for is one that gives you the ability to lock the exposure, so you don't see a lot of shifting over time. I want to use Lapse I t for the iPhone. So, let's just go ahead and get that launched and I'll go over to my cameras page and I'll open it. Now you'll see that, that gives me the initial shot and I could see through the camera. Now its a live feed and so we're actually seeing through and what I want to make sure I'm being careful of is that I choose my exposure point.
Preferably on something that is not going to change too dramatically. Now I could expose for the sky or expose for the mountain behind me and typically it's kind of difficult. With the iphone since you're not shooting a true HDR image you're going to have to do some post processing to the file. But chances are, you're not shooting on the iPhone because you wanted the highest quality time-lapse. Rather, maybe you wanted to get a shot that you could quickly share with people via social media. Or you just wanted something fun to do while your other camera was running. So, I'm going to go ahead and check my settings here, and what I'm looking for is to lock my Exposure, and lock my White Balance and my Focus.
There we go, and I also have the Flash, Off. So I'll go ahead and click Set. And now, I can tap on the screen. And set my Exposure and Focus. That's looking pretty good. Let's make a small adjustment here. want to get a little more of the sky in the shot, I like that. And I'll just tap the settings again, make sure everything's locked, tap Set. Choose my focus point.
There we go, and it's locked in. Now it's all set up. We have a few choices to make about the interval as well as the quality of the shot. And we'll take a look at that next.
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