How To Timelapse

The basics of timelapse photography – Time Lapse Photography Article

If you’re into taking photos or making videos and would like to know what the basics of timelapse photography are then you’ve come to the right place.This tutorial will teach you everything you need to know about shooting and editing a basic timelapse sequence.Timelapse photography is an art form which acts like a looking glass into another dimension. I know that’s a hefty line but it’s true, trust me.Timelapse is wildly popular on TV and I can’t name a single…

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Overnight timelapse production for Lunar New Year 2019 – Time.Lapse Photography Article

About two months ago the city of Sydney’s social media department got in touch for an upcoming event they wanted me to capture in timelapse. The event they wanted me to shoot was the Chinese or Lunar New Year 2019 celebrations opening night. They asked me if I could shoot and edit it overnight so that they could post the video on social media and send it to TV stations the following morning. “Not a worry”…

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Introducing… The 2017 Timelapse and Hyperlapse Reel — Chadchud Timelapse – Time.Lapse Photography Article

I know, I know – everybody releases their reel in January and it’s pushing into March but sometimes, time and tide awaits no man, or woman.  So, without further ado… Traditionally, there’s normally a lull in January for tv folk in the UK – it’s cold, wet and miserable and nobody wants that on their tv screens so production companies take time out.  This is where I’d normally sit down with a cup of tea and put together my reel…

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The Victoria Amazonica – How to Timelapse a Water Lily — Chadchud Timelapse – Time.Lapse Photography Article

The Delay Apart from a two foot catfish going beserk sporadically and causing a small surf that the other fish seemed to enjoy, I was three hours in and the flower had only opened a small amount.  Thoughts of having to come back the next night had entered my mind but I carried on regardless.  The five hour estimate looked to be way off at this point but I wasn’t a lily flower expert and hoped that it may just…

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My Cherie Amour – How to timelapse cherry growth from flower to fruit — Chadchud Timelapse – Time.Lapse Photography Article

The Taxi Driver I absolutely love the hand of fate that gets handed to me each day.  I’ve had a pretty random life so far and the best part of my ‘job’ is that I’m very rarely doing the same thing twice.  The amount of new challenges I face each week keeps me entertained as I bore very easily.  A photographer tends to shoot one subject – portraits, landscapes, weddings etc but a timelapse photographer can enjoy a menagerie of…

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How to create a seasonal timelapse part 2 with Grow Wild — Chadchud Timelapse – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Re-visiting The first trip was relatively easy although a lot of time was taken up installing the posts, shooting the seasonal change shots as well as shooting additional material.  Now comes the tough bit – re-aligning the shots from the first trip! The way I do this is to take a still from the first trip and place them on the memory card for each sequence.  This is where you have to be very organised in advance and label each…

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How to impress your clients, keep them smiling and reassure them — Chadchud Timelapse – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Skye, the deliverer of goodness It was Friday night, I’d only slept for 45 minutes the night before and we were itching to take a break.  A gap in the schedule meant we weren’t due to shoot until Saturday afternoon so we decided to go out for a *few* drinks in the small village (town?) of Portree.  Fast-forward to 3am and a full sampling of the finest Whiskey around coupled with bumping into a group of beautiful women who took…

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Ten More Timelapse Mistakes And How To Make Them — Chadchud Timelapse – Time.Lapse Photography Article

As a timelapse photographer, you’re many things – Location scout, weather predictor, editor, grader, kit carrier, suspicious looking and a photographer.  What did I miss? Fortune teller, kind of.  As you shoot more and more, you’ll realise that you start to develop somewhat of a sixth sense for future happenings. I first noticed this whilst shooting some traffic late at night.  I set up and started shooting but unfortunately for me, I was too close to a bus stop and…

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Timelapse mistakes and how to make them — Chadchud Timelapse – Time.Lapse Photography Article

You can read all the information you desire but until you put something into practice, you’ll be far from gaining any real experience.  I’ve made countless mistakes whilst out shooting, luckily, the majority of which are during my ‘practice’ days.  Even after nearly 6 years of shooting full-time timelapse as a career, I still spend my free days going out to practice.  Why?  It keeps me up to date with new techniques, allows me to explore new angles and most…

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The Photography Show 2015 — Chadchud Timelapse – Time.Lapse Photography Article

The Rig Out of all my long-term camera rigs, I’ve got to say that this was the simplest and most trouble-free of them all.  I turned up on a Tuesday afternoon to be greeted by a team of sparks and a couple of riggers with a cherry picker, coiled like springs and ready for action.  A lot of people, I thought, for a single camera but no complaints from me!   I whacked my trusty 12-24mm Sigma on a Canon 5D…

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