Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What you're shooting for: Objectives, part of Creating Time-Lapse Video.
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Rich: When it comes to time-lapse, the primary objective is to get a great …exposure in the camera. Now this is going to encompass a couple …of things. We'll fully explore the concept of the …Exposure Triangle, so you balance out the aperture, the ISO, and the shutter speed. …This'll give you a proper exposure in camera. …More importantly though, you need that exposure to not change over time. …So you're going to need to learn to shoot manual. …So that the camera doesn't adapt. If you've got a camera in automatic mode, …the exposure's going to vary as the camera tries to compensate for changes in …the light. You in fact want to see those changes in …the light, so you need to shoot manual, and make sure that it's properly exposed …as close as possible in the camera. Besides that, you also need to get a shot …that's absolutely stable. We're going to use tripods and lock these …things down. Later on, we'll take a look at advanced …stabilization systems. We need to make sure that the camera …
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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