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Recent Time-lapse Articles
Plate Composites Are a Photography Cheat Code
Some tools are just too powerful to not have in your tool bag as a photographer, and the plate composite technique is one such method.
DIY Tools for Landscape and Timelapse Photography
What essential tools have you always wanted to mount onto your camera setup?
Create Your Own Time-Lapse Templates for Lightroom Classic
Five years ago, I made a video about creating time-lapses solely in Lightroom Classic using the Slideshow Module. It was an experiment in pushing the boundaries of what Lightroom could feasibly do, and over the years it has garnered over 175K views, which was completely unintentional, but a very welcome surprise.
The Easiest Holy Grail Time-Lapse Photography Settings
The holy grail of time-lapse videos is smooth day-night transitions. Could it be as simple as a few settings on the right camera?
Time-Lapses Become Accessible to Every Photographer With On1 Photo Raw 2022
On1 has introduced their new time-lapse feature with the latest version of Photo Raw 2022. This training video shows how easily you can stitch the images together to make a seamless video.
The Long Process of Capturing Time-Lapse Footage of Growing Mushrooms
The entire genre of time-lapse photography is a game of patience and preparation, but creating short films involving the life cycle of a mushroom is on an entirely different level. When 24hrs worth of frames can equate to only a few seconds of footage there is not a lot of room for mistakes.
The Perseid Meteor Shower: 2021 Results
The Perseid Meteor Shower peak has come and gone for 2021. This year the Moon’s interference was minimal, setting early in the evening around the predicted peak days, but luck always plays a major role in anyone’s success.
A Start To Finish Tutorial for Creating Amazing Day To Night Time-Lapses
Time-lapses are a right of passage for photographers, but they're an incredibly deep area. While a basic time-lapse is fairly straightforward and achievable with just a modern camera, more complex, cinematic productions require some know-how in both camera setup and post-production.
An Interview With Mayeul Akpovi: Incredible Time-Lapse Videos of African Cities
It is incredibly important for stories to be told by people who have a lived experience of the situation. Mayeul Akpovi does just this with his incredible time-lapse videos of African cities.
Creating Time-Lapse Videos With Just Lightroom and Photoshop
Lightroom and Photoshop are generally considered to be tools for standard (still) photography, but simple video tasks can be handled entirely within your photographer’s Lightroom and Photoshop subscription package (no need for Adobe Premiere Pro), and without any third-party add-on tools. In particular, the pair of programs handles time-lapse videos quite nicely.
What Happens When You Take a 10 Million-Second Exposure of the Sun?
What’s the longest exposure you’ve ever taken? Thirty seconds? A few minutes? Check out this camera that shoots a ten million-second exposure of the Sun — depending on how long you leave it tied to your roof.
Watch This Breathtaking New Zealand 8K Time-lapse
Professional landscape photographer Michael Shainblum shares this incredible 8K UHD time-lapse featuring amazing light at many of the best locations in New Zealand for landscape photography, including Milford Sound. Be sure to check out the full-size image gallery as well.
The Pioneering Photography of Harold 'Doc' Edgerton
With all of our fussing over codecs and bitrates, and demanding 4K 120 fps at every latest camera release, it can be good practice to look back at where some of this technology started in order to get a bit of perspective. This beautifully edited video illustrates perfectly how the likes of Canon and Sony are most certainly standing on the shoulders of giants.
Tips for Photographing a Meteor Shower
The annual Lyrid Meteor Shower is nearly upon us, peaking on the evening of April 21-22. While it’s not the best of the annual meteor showers, it is a good opportunity to try your hand at the challenge of capturing an image of a meteor. And even better, you may already have all of the equipment on hand: tripod, DSLR or mirrorless camera, and wide angle lens.
Fstoppers Reviews the Long Duration and Self-Powered Time-Lapse Tikee Camera
Need to capture a time-lapse out in the wild over a six-month period? The Tikee camera might be the solution.
A Year of COVID in Two Minutes
Just a year ago, as the pandemic spread around the world, the lives of billions of people changed dramatically. Here is a short video that shows the most impactful moments of the crisis through an emotional narrative.
Did a Wandering Worm Ruin This 24-Hour Time-Lapse of More Than 3,000 Images?
Time-lapse and hyperlapse photographer Matthew Vandeputte recently shot a 24-hour time-lapse from his London balcony only to discover that a small creature appeared to have done a few laps over his images during shooting, ruining the entire sequence. Was it a worm on his sensor? Can you explain what happened?
How To Create a Telephoto Hyperlapse Hand-Held
A hyperlapse can revolutionize a video project, or even become one of its own. However, for the best results, a mechanical slider is usually recommended. In this video, find out how to create a great hyperlapse, hand-held.
How To Shoot Great Astrophotography Time-Lapse Videos
Photographing the stars is tricky and requires some know-how and preparation. Creating a time-lapse video, at night, of those same stars adds another level of difficulty on top.
5 Time-Lapse Photography Tips for Beginners
If you're looking at getting into creating time-lapse videos, you can try to learn it by trial and error, but that can take a lot of time. You can save yourself a great deal of time by spending just a few minutes learning a few of these tips.
A Complete Guide for Creating High-End, Cinematic Time-Lapse Videos
The time-lapse has been a fundamental technique in filmmaking and videography for some time, and the methods and results have simply improved consistently, year on year. Watch this comprehensive guide by the time-lapse photographer known for works like the intro sequence to the hit U.S. remake of "House of Cards".
The Best Way to Edit Time-Lapse Videos
There are many ways to edit a time-lapse video, with varying degrees of success. This way might be the best, but also the most tedious. Good things come to those who wait.
Out All Night and Day: Fstoppers Reviews the Move Shoot Move Camera Rotator
Usually, astrophotography is a trade-off: noise versus star trails. An extra device like the MSM camera rotator can help you shoot clear and sharp photographs of the night sky even at a very low ISO.
New Time-lapse From NASA Shows 10 Years of the Sun's Orbit Compiled of 425 Million Photos
A new time-lapse released by NASA showcases 10 years of images of the Sun — 425 million of them, to be exact. Condensed into a time-lapse, the hour-long video consists of one photo of the Sun every day between June 2nd, 2010 and June 2nd, 2020.
Want to Hack Some Brand New Features Onto Your GoPro HERO 8? Just Scan a QR Code
Can you imagine bringing brand new features to your camera by simply photographing a QR code? Thanks to GoPro Labs, GoPro HERO 8 owners can expect to unlock some new options via an innovative new system.
Save Time by Creating a Time-Lapse in Photoshop
Creating a time-lapse can be one of the most time-consuming practices in photography. Due to the nature of time-lapse, you spend a while finding a suitable composition, set up your camera and wait.
Beneath the Surface: The First Time-Lapse to Record Coral Bleaching
Scientists are constantly capturing the devastating effects of environmental decline all over the world. However, doing so underwater has always proven to be a challenge. In the latest documentary binge watch, a team has successfully shown just how the world below the surface is declining at an advanced rate.
Make Your First Time-Lapse Video at Home
Have you ever seen your own plant grow in a time-lapse? You can, and it’s a great exercise to learn something new about your camera and post-processing.
Is This the Best Camera Available for Time-Lapse and Stop Motion Photographers?
Photographer and filmmaker Matthew Vandeputte is perhaps one of the most respected time-lapse and hyperlapse creators out there. Given how often he’s asked what the best camera is for producing his style of content, he’s put together a short video explaining his choice and listing all of the features that make it so perfect.
This Time-Lapse of California Features Amazing Footage Your Eyes Deserve to See
California is a place we all seem to hold a special place for. It is the subject of songs, movies, and the dreams of many Americans. Take a moment to see how beautiful the Golden State landscape truly is in this stunning time-lapse video.
See the Night Sky Come Alive in This Creatively Blended Time-Lapse
The night sky is one of life's true gifts. Capturing its beauty in a single frame with a camera is one thing, but creating something with thousands of images takes some serious skill and not surprisingly, turns out pretty amazing.
Mesmerizing Time-lapse Video Shows the inside of Los Angeles Airport
Los Angeles airport is among largest and busiest airport in the world and a team of talented time-lapse photographers gained privileged access to capture the bustling life of this major airline hub.
Four Tips for Photographing Christmas Day
I am not an event photographer; the thought of doing so brings out in me a flush of anxiety and perspiration. However, as Christmas Day approaches, being the camera owner of the family, I am thrust into the position. Here are four tips for getting through the day.
Watch What It Takes to Capture an Amazing 30-Shot Panorama of the Milky Way
Photographer and filmmaker Michael Shainblum takes us on a journey to capture a panoramic shot of the Milky Way over the popular photography and nature destination Crater Lake, Oregon.
Pro Timer 2.5: LRTimelapse Introduces the Ultimate Intervalometer Packed with Advanced Features
The creator of LRTimelapse recently announced the release of the Pro Timer 2.5, the most advanced intervalometer available on the market. Here are the main features and specifications of this next level time-lapse tool.
The 30-Year Time-Lapse Project of New York City
A photographer designed a long-term time-lapse system to capture the evolution of the Big Apple over the next 30 years.
4K Time-Lapse Captures Human Element Near and Far
Time-lapses are one of those things that I wish I had the time and budget to do. They involve a lot of planning, time, knowledge, and gear to pull off.
Is the Panasonic S1 the Perfect Time-Lapse Camera?
If you were a time-lapse photographer about to buy yourself a shiny new camera, what would be your choice? Time-lapse aficionado Matthew Vandeputte was contacted by Panasonic asking him to try out the new S1, and to say that he’s impressed is something of an understatement.
The Professional Way to Create a Video Time-lapse
There are a ton of different easy ways to create a video time-lapse. Today, I will teach you the hardest and most time-consuming method that professionals are currently using to get the best results possible.
Watch the Earth Rotate Relative to the Milky Way in This Fascinating Time-lapse
You have likely already seen nighttime time-lapses in which the rotation of Earth causes the night sky to move. This incredibly neat time-lapse flips that on its head by holding the Milky Way stationary, showing the ground tilting as Earth continues to rotate and making for quite the mindblowing effect.
Photographing the Disappearing Stars
For me, it’s the sounds and the stars at night that make the evening out shooting so much fun. It’s one of the highlights of the trip to the family farm.
Time-lapse Photographer Captures Amazing Footage of New York City Blackout
The recent blackout in New York City that happened on the anniversary of the infamous 1977 blackout took out a swath of the west side of Manhattan for approximately five hours. One time-lapse photographer happened to have his camera aimed at that exact spot, and his footage is absolutely fascinating.
Osaka Power: An Energetic Video Tour of Japan Second Largest City
Often shadowed by Tokyo, Osaka is an important cultural and economic center of the Land of the Rising Sun. German film-maker Christoph Gelep, delivers a fast pace video tour by capturing the traditional and modern side of the second largest city in Japan.
Time-Lapse Photographer Captures Stunning Meteor Explosion While Fast Asleep
One cold night a few weeks ago, photographer Matthew Vandeputte set a time-lapse running and went to bed for the night. In the morning, he discovered that his sequence had captured an incredible meteor crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere, creating a stunning trail and leaving a spectacular puff of smoke. If only we could all shoot images like this while unconscious.
Utterly Mesmerizing Video of World's Biggest Nuclear Icebreaker Shot With a DJI Drone
Aerial photography company Timelab Pro have released a breathtaking video of the world's biggest nuclear icebreaker ship ploughing its way through frozen waters.
A to Z of Photography: Hyper-lapse and Horst P. Horst
From contemporary to classic in one breath, in this installment of the A to Z of Photography I outline the current, and oh so trendy, hyper-lapse technique before showcasing the work of the classic, and brilliant, photography of Horst P. Horst, including his signature work the "Mainbocher Corset". Read on for more!
Syrp Announce Successor to Popular Motion Control System: Genie Mini 2
With the success of the original panning motion control system, popular with time-lapse enthusiasts in particular, Syrp Ltd announce a new and improved version.
This Time-Lapse of Alien-Like Marine Life Will Leave You Transfixed
Macro and time-lapse photography offer great ways of seeing the world in a different light; in ways the eyes on their own can't replicate.
Creative Aerial Photography: Photoshop Time-lapse
As I continue to add content to my YouTube channel, I thought it would be fun to try something new and screen-record myself while doing an edit. During this process I remembered the importance of trying edits like this to familiarize myself with the programs I use on a day to day basis.