Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the right aperture for time-lapse photography, part of Creating Time-Lapse Video.
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Rich: When it comes time to shoot your time-lapse, you're going to need to get …the settings right in your camera. And I just want to revisit the exposure …triangle for a moment, to hammer home the important points. …Let's start with Aperture. Remember the aperture is the size of the …opening in your lens. And generally speaking, you're going to …adjust this based upon the environment. In this case, we have a nice wide open …area, mountain ranges, fields. I'm going to go down to a very small …aperture, maybe F16. So there's a greater depth of field.…
If I was shooting nighttime time-lapses, streaking cars, I might want some Bokeh …and to see the blooming lights in the streets. …The shot I'm showing you here was a much more wide-open aperture, because I wanted …the streaking lights of the Vegas streets or, as you see here in Tel Aviv. …Playing with these let me really get the blooming of the light. …Now, aperture is a stylistic decisions, but you will also use it as a control …method, to control how much light hits the sensor.…
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- What is time-lapse photography?
- Why shoot with a still camera?
- Choosing a frame size and frame rate
- Using an internal or external intervalometer
- Selecting a memory card
- Tracking the sun's position
- Deciding how long to shoot
- Using a slider
- Shooting time lapse on a smartphone or tablet
- Removing noise and spots with Adobe Camera Raw
- Importing the image sequence
- Refining the duration and frame rate
- Blending frames
- Creating variable speed effects
- Exporting your sequence