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Time-Lapse Photography Workshop

Time-Lapse Photography Workshop

with Tim Grey

Video: Welcome

(music playing) Hi there, I'm Tim Grey. I'm passionate about photography. But I'm also passionate about helping photographers produce better images. I do this through workshops around the world, a variety of books and magazine articles, and also a number of different video training titles with the help of Video to Brain. In this particular video training title, I'll guide you through the concepts related to time-lapse photography. Time-lapse photography is interesting because it's a hybrid between still photography and video.
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  1. 1m 46s
    1. Welcome
      1m 46s
  2. 29m 14s
    1. Equipment for time-lapse photography
      2m 20s
    2. Finding a time-lapse subject
      1m 20s
    3. Why not just speed up video?
      2m 1s
    4. Time-lapse calculations
      3m 58s
    5. Power considerations
      2m 57s
    6. Setting up the tripod
      2m 52s
    7. Camera settings
      2m 37s
    8. The case for manual exposure
      3m 10s
    9. Exposure settings
      1m 52s
    10. Autofocus and stabilization
      1m 27s
    11. Taping up the lens
      2m 5s
    12. Programming an intervalometer
      2m 35s
  3. 26m 44s
    1. Capturing the time-lapse frames
      8m 34s
    2. Downloading the images with Bridge
      4m 21s
    3. Reviewing and processing the images
      8m 58s
    4. Assembling the final time lapse
      4m 51s
  4. 20m 4s
    1. Capturing the time-lapse frames
      5m 37s
    2. Downloading the images with Lightroom
      4m 7s
    3. Reviewing and processing the images
      7m 4s
    4. Assembling the final time lapse
      3m 16s
  5. 28m 58s
    1. Capturing the time-lapse frames
      4m 44s
    2. Downloading the images with Lightroom
      1m 47s
    3. Making batch adjustments with Lightroom
      7m 2s
    4. Reviewing and processing the images
      6m 6s
    5. Assembling the final time lapse
      9m 19s
  6. 20m 30s
    1. Capturing the time-lapse frames
      5m 35s
    2. Image review and preparation
      5m 7s
    3. Assembling a polished video
      9m 48s
  7. 27m 24s
    1. Capturing the time-lapse frames
      8m 13s
    2. Image review and preparation
      6m 45s
    3. Assembling the time lapse
      12m 26s
  8. 16m 36s
    1. Capturing the time-lapse frames
      8m 24s
    2. Assembling a composite time lapse
      8m 12s

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Time-Lapse Photography Workshop
2h 51m Intermediate Dec 26, 2011

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A time-lapse video essentially compresses time into a smaller space, creating some entertaining and evocative results. In this workshop author and expert Tim Grey explores the tools, techniques, and concepts involved in creating great time-lapse videos from still captures. Learn how to choose the right equipment, get the right settings for your camera, and compose shots in a way that will be easy to work with later. Then follow Tim through a series of time-lapse projects where he photographs both fast-moving and slow-moving subjects, as well as one where the camera itself is moving.

Topics include:
  • Equipment for time-lapse photography
  • Finding a time-lapse subject
  • Setting up the tripod
  • Exposure settings
  • Auto-focus and stabilization
  • Taping up the lens
  • Capturing time-lapse frames
  • Reviewing and processing the images
  • Assembling a final time-lapse
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Tim Grey

Welcome

(music playing) Hi there, I'm Tim Grey. I'm passionate about photography. But I'm also passionate about helping photographers produce better images. I do this through workshops around the world, a variety of books and magazine articles, and also a number of different video training titles with the help of Video to Brain. In this particular video training title, I'll guide you through the concepts related to time-lapse photography. Time-lapse photography is interesting because it's a hybrid between still photography and video.

We're capturing still photographs, but then using those photographs to create a final video that's the method for sharing our time lapse. The core concept of time lapse relates to time compression. We're taking a relatively large amount of time and compressing it down into a relatively short video. In time lapse photography, we're using the tools that you probably already have in your camera bag: a camera, lenses, a cable release, preferably with an interval timer function, but the key is knowing how to use these tools properly for time lapse.

We'll start this course with a look at the tools that you'll use in time-lapse photography and how you'll best put them to use. We'll explore a variety of different concepts to help ensure you have a solid foundation on which to build. We'll then move on to a series of time-lapse projects. We'll photograph some fast-moving subjects, some relatively slow-moving subjects, and we'll even take an opportunity to do a time-lapse on the move, where the camera itself is moving through a scene. One of the things I find most interesting about time lapse photography is that you never really know what you're going to end up with. You can take the time and care to set everything up perfectly, but you really can't predict what's going to happen in front of the lens once you start recording the frames of your time lapse.

I encourage you to embrace this adventure and have fun as you explore time lapse photography.

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