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Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @45mm, f/11, 1/800s, ISO 400. I’ve been shooting time-lapse sequences ever since the second day I owned a Nikon D700 and realized that it had a built intervalometer. That means I have thousands of pictures I’ve never done anything with at all. In the last year and half, however, […]

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Lately, I’ve been pushing the boundaries of time-lapse and exploring hyper-lapse (essentially a time-lapse where the camera is also moving).  Last week on vacation I tried an experiment (shooting from a plane window). For this experiment I kept it simple (after all my six year old daughter was sharing the row with me and you […]

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Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @28mm, f.16, 1.3sec, ISO 100, 6 frame panorama stitched in Photoshop CC. I was fortunate enough to spend two days shooting at Red Rocks Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas recently. Unlike most days in Las Vegas, we had storms and rain, and it was spectacular. The clouds […]

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This week’s podcast adds a brand new guest as well as a segment to the show.  First up, Rich catches up with Drew Geraci of District 7 Media who’s timelapse and HDR photography has appeared in television shows and commercials.  Then Melissa Niu chats with Chase Reynolds and Joey Miller about the most in-demand gear […]

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Note: This is a workflow in progress.  I’m going to show the first results.   I’ve lately become fascinated with making time-lapses from hotel windows.  I’ve been trying to figure out ways to create interesting things from the views I get traveling the world.  The latest attempt focusses on things I can make that show […]

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Nikon D7100, 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR lens, f/11, 1/100s, ISO 500, finished in Lightroom5, stitched in Photoshop CC.

I’ve fallen in love with time-lapse photography. It allows me to show change in a picture over time, and that’s makes my image more engaging and more endearing. I’ve been shooting lots of time-lapse over the last year, but I’ve only finished a handful of the sequences into video files because I often do one […]

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I recently had the chance to visit Zion National Park in Utah with two folks on the Photofocus team (Doug Daulton and Pamela Berry).  While there, I had a chance to make an evening time-lapse and some long exposures of the sky. Unfortunately, the moon was out… but we made the most of the night. […]

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In order to capture a moving street shot, I turned to long exposure. To really see the lights and energy of the scene, I wanted to elongate the action.  Here’s the logic I applied to the shot. First I set the camera to manual mode to avoid any significant settings changes from shot to shot.  […]

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I’m always on the lookout for great time-lapse sequences. In this case, I found a piece by DGA Productions. Here is their look at the Wold Series. A look at Game 6 of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park via time-lapses and slow motion photography. ______ This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and […]

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One of my favorite styles of photography is timelapse… showing the passage of time through a series of still photos that are then created into a movie.  This is a great way to see time passing.  For example, here is a simple shot I made during my recent trip to Tokyo.   No matter what […]

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I’m getting ready to go shoot time-lapse photography, and one of the most important things I need to know is where the sun will be (closely followed by where is it going). Even if you’re just shooting sunrise and sunset its still useful to know where the sun will be coming and going.  In fact, […]

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I’m teaching a two-part Time-Lapse & Panoramic Photography Workshop at the NAB show. Join me for a classroom tutorial and hands-on afternoon field trip to Red Rock Park where you will capture shots of the park and sunset. Attendees will learn the best practices and techniques for shooting time-lapse video and panoramic photography in one […]

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I had a chance to use a few GoPro cameras on a recent time-lapse shoot.  I just wanted to share the rigging that let this camera run all day from its perch. Matthellini Clamp to attach to the wall at the convention center. Stem Head and Pin to create a mounting surface. GoPro Tripod Mount GoPro […]

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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 http://www.3exposure.com. Want to know how Rich put’s […]

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Watch the video on YouTube I shot this Time Lapse Thanksgiving day at Bosque del Apache near Socorro, NM. I used a Nikon D3, set up on an Induro tripod with Induro Arca/Swiss style ball head. I used manual focus set on a Nikon 105mm F/2.8 VR lens. I set the mode to Aperture priority […]

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If you’re looking for a fun photo project, here’s an idea. Photograph the same thing or place at different times of the year, at different times of day, in different kinds of light and in different kinds of weather. Then, make a photo album, composite print, slide show or poster that displays all the photos […]

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Here’s a nice bit of kit that I wanted to point out to folks – The Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote Controller.

At its most basic it’s a remote shutter controller – something you can use to trigger your shutter without actually touching the camera (and running the risk of shaking it if you’re shooting something that requires absolute stability). But it’s a lot more than that too – it allows you to control the timing and duration of your exposures to a much greater extent than a standard Canon body gives you. For example, with just about every modern Canon the longest exposure you can take without holding down the button in ‘b’ (bulb) mode is 30 seconds. This timer lets you take arbitrarily-long exposures, if you’re trying to get one of those cool night-sky pictures, for instance.

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