Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the shutter speed for time-lapse photography, part of Creating Time-Lapse Video.
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Rich: Shutter Speed is the second component of the exposure triangle. …Now, with shutter speed, you have to decide if you're using it for technical …or artistic purposes. Now, with shutter speed, you might use it …to freeze the action. Maybe you want a very staccato type look, …or to streak things out. For most of my time-lapse shooting, I use …a slower shutter speed to get a lot of drama in the shot. …So, by using that, that's going to let more light into the camera. …So, balancing that out, you're going to have to make some adjustment.…
If you can't pull it off, and you've got too much light coming into the camera, …then go ahead and change the F stop. But if the F stop has gotten as small as …you want it and you're still not there, then we've got our third component, which …is ISO. …
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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