An Introduction to After Effects and Time-lapse Photography from Richard Harrington

Learn how to use Adobe Bridge and After Effects to assemble time-lapse shots. This tutorial is the first in a series, and focusses on getting started (more advanced techniques to come). For more on time-lapse, be sure to visit

Want to know how Rich put’s together time-lapse shots in a way that’s both quick and powerful? Learn the essentials when working with Adobe Bridge to browse and order time-lapse shots. You’ll then see how to assemble and color correct the footage. You’ll even learn automatic ways to smooth contrast and add movement to your shots.

There’s many more advanced techniques to learn, but this is a great place to start.

You can download a free trial of Adobe After Effects here –

The demo shot

Lighthouse at Sea from Richard Harrington

Shot from a floating platform (aka a boat).

Two second interval…. processed with After Effects

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About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus and Creative Cloud User as well as an author on Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.




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