Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Highlights, part of Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie from a Window.
…When you're dealing with clouds and shooting at a hotel…window, it's very easy for the highlights to become clipped.…I want to make sure that we preserve the essential details, and…we don't lose some of the more interesting parts of our subject.…This is a good balance here of shooting RAW,…and then using some of the recovery tools, both curves.…And the basic sliders, to bring out all of…the detail, in the higher range of the image.…In this particular case, I have as shot by the camera, and as processed.…
And you see there's a pretty big difference.…The tough part here are the many areas that contain highlight information.…For example, some of the neon here is easy to blow out.…And if you compare that, it's difficult to get a proper exposure.…I want to balance out the details.…Now, this is the same part of a shot we earlier developed, this is…just much later in the evening, when all of the night time was coming through.…And what I want to balance, is getting some reflections in the buildings.…
While still having everything come through.…
In this course, Richard Harrington details the steps behind shooting great time-lapses from a window, including how to avoid window reflections and glare. The course also includes gear and file-format advice as well as tips for assembling the shots into a finished movie.
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- Reducing and removing reflections
- Setting up the camera
- Capturing the shot
- Polishing and assembling the shot in Photoshop
- Polishing and assembling the shot in Lightroom
- Fixing problems in post
Skill Level Intermediate
Shooting a Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Videowith Richard Harrington1h 33m Intermediate
Dustin Farrell's Time-Lapse Photography: Start to Finishwith Dustin Farrell18m 44s Appropriate for all
1. The Gear You Need
2. Setting Up the Camera
3. Capturing the Shot
4. Finishing the Shot with Photoshop
5. Developing the Shot with LRTimelapse
6. Fixing Common Problems in Post
Wrapping up1m 4s
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