Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video The benefits of shooting RAW, part of Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie from a Window.
…I'm a big fan of shooting RAW time lapse, but I must…say that there's a couple of things you gotta keep in mind.…Now before we talk about the risks and the…challenges, let's talk about the benefits so you're motivated.…One of the things I love about RAW is its ability to work with shadows…and highlights, in a much more dynamic way than you can do with the jpeg file.…When shooting things like this, night time photography, it's fantastic.…To lift things out of the dark and recover some of those highlights.…But one of the things I really love, is that…sometimes you might want to shoot transitional times like sunrise or sunset.…
And when you shoot RAW, you've…got tremendous opportunity to recover exposure.…Sometimes two or three stops in either direction.…So what I'll often end up doing is underexposing when…the sun is down, so that the shots are a…bit dark, and then as the sun comes up the…scene's going to get brighter, and eventually it's going to blow out.…But I've got that room to recover with the RAW file.…
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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