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
- Hi, My name's Rich Harrington and welcome to this series where we explore creative projects with time-lapse shooting. And right now I'm in a place that unfortunately, I have to spend a lot of time, a hotel room. I frequently travel for my job, photography and video, and I need to just go to all places all over the world. And I often find myself with one of these, a hotel window. Sometimes the view's fantastic. Sometimes it's kind of boring. Right now, it's kinda middle of the road. I'm in Vegas, it's an okay room.
I got a decent view; I've had better. But it's a good technical challenge that I wanna help you through. And that is, how in the world do you shoot through glass in order to get a shot? You're not gonna find a lot of hotels with open balconies. They're too much of an insurance risk. And you could still get great time-lapses right out your hotel window. And if you know what you're doing, you can even program the camera so it starts and starts shooting in the morning while you're still sleeping or maybe starts in the middle of the day. So I'm just gonna walk you through some of the essential things you need to know about your gear and how you can pull this off with minimal equipment.
We're gonna deal with a DSLR, a Micro Four Thirds camera, pretty straightforward stuff. So with just a little bit of equipment, things that easily fit in your suitcase, you can suddenly turn those hotel stays into billable time.