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Time-lapse Step-by-step

Start shooting today! Learn time-lapse with 350+ easy to understand examples, workflows, walkthroughs and diagrams covering basic and advanced topics.

Its been said that photography takes an instant out of time and holds life still. Time-lapse photography collects those instants and ignites life with incredible motion on a timescale you control. Get started and unlock the amazing hidden change all around you!

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I loved the book. I found it very informative, thank you for putting in so much effort. It's really helped me and I've been shooting away constantly. -Robert

Time-lapse Photography: A Complete Introduction to Shooting, Rendering and Processing Time-lapse Movies with a DSLR Camera
Time-lapse Photography: A Complete Introduction to Shooting, Rendering and Processing Time-lapse Movies with a DSLR Camera

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Beginner, intermediate and advanced DSLR shooters will learn by step-by-step examples the art and science of time-lapse photography, start to finish.

What This Book Teaches

A complete introduction to shooting, processing and rendering time-lapse movies - 350+ images, diagrams, and workflow illustrations – Printable summaries and checklists – 146 pages in length

The six most important topics you’ll learn

  1. Time-lapse gear from basic to advanced: cameras, tripods, intervalometers, ND filters, lenses, and time-lapse motion control devices (motorized sliders, panning, tilting)
  2. Balancing time-lapse image settings, how to fit all those pictures on your memory card and the important considerations regarding aspect ratio and HD quality
  3. How to shoot time-lapse: composition, exposure, dragging your shutter and selecting the right time-lapse interval to get the look you want
  4. Time-lapse flicker: What the heck is it, how to prevent it, and if it does occur how to correct it
  5. Creating the time-lapse movie: Everything you need to know about time-lapse video software, easy to follow workflows and walkthrough of free and not so free rendering applications, codecs and frame rates, output settings, adding music and effects and where to upload and share
  6. Test your time-lapse skills! Intro challenges covering astrophotography time-lapse (Astrolapse), flicker free day to night transitions (the time-lapse Holy Grail), HDR timelapses and time-lapse motion control devices

Sample Pages

  • Chapter 1: Time-lapse Gear Everything you need to know about all the stuff you need (and don't need).
  • Chapter 2: Image Settings Balancing time-lapse image settings and how to fit them all on your memory cards.
  • Chapter 3: Shooting Time-lapse How to shoot plain and simple. Getting the shots you see in your head to appear on screen.
  • Chapter 4: Preventing Time-lapse Flicker What the heck is it, how to prevent it, and if it does occur how to correct it.
  • Chapter 5: Creating the Time-lapse Everything you need to know about time-lapse video software and move rendering.
  • Chapter 7: Time-lapse Challenges Test your time-lapse skills with a bunch of advanced topics.

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A technical and practical time-lapse tutorial guidebook for all skill levels designed to get you out the door and shooting now!

eBook and Print Book Reviews

Time Lapse book : 4 thumbs up! I’ve been in photography since I’m 15 (so that’s almost 30 years .. gosh !!), and I’ve tried many things.. but your book gave me that kick I love so much in photography, there are new exiting things I can try and do, and you just made me not only discover it, but also WANT to do it… really badly :)

- Eric

I just wanted to take a second and congratulate you on that great eBook. I bought it last thursday and by the end of sunday i was done with it. Very good book, great information and the way you explain it makes it a really easy to learn process. Just wanted to give you your props for the great book.

- Tomas

You had me at "It's 2:20 in the morning"!

- Kennith,

Just what I was looking for to get started with time-lapse photography. The book provides easy to follow steps for setting up, taking and then processing time-lapse photos. There's also a nice comparison of various pieces of equipment and software along with recommendations and tips that I found very helpful.

- K. Mahon

I’ve read straight through and am most impressed with the amount of information written in such concise readable fashion. You are to be heartily congratulated on the book, I am really highly delighted with it and feel quite inspired. I can’t wait to get started.

- Peter

I have been a serious landscape photographers for several years and only now am getting into time lapse photography. But I needed help in the area of processing my video so I downloaded this book. After looking at the table of contents I thought I would breeze through the first half of the book as I knew enough about setting the camera up. I was very surprised that there were many tips and ideas about setup, flickering ect that I didn't know. The book is well laid out and easy to understand. I saved a little money by doing a digital download and now have it on my Ipads. So I can take it with me in the field if needed. In a nutshell if you are wanting to do time lapse this book will be more help than you might think even if you are an advanced photographer. I would buy again and if you want to do time lapse you need this book. It is a bargain at the price.

- Cosmonaut

About The Author

Ryan Chylinski
Published Author
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"Time-lapse collects life's hidden change and ignites photography with incredible motion, pulling back the curtains of subtlety or patience. It's a unique experience, and it's gotta be shared."

Ryan Chylinski is an American photographer, entrepreneur, and outdoors enthusiast from the flagship city of Erie Pennsylvania. Founder of LearnTimelapse.com, a community powered time-lapse education and experimentation hub, Ryan's philosophy centers on teaching, sharing and a continual drive to never stop learning.

Ryan received his BS from The Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008, where he studied computer engineering at the College of Applied Science and Technology in Rochester New York. With his roots in technical tinkering, time spent travelling and in nature and an overriding sense of wonder, Ryan found his calling in time-lapse photography.

Thanks to the help of an incredible community of time-lapse enthusiasts and inspired by the beauty of Upstate New York and Northwest Pennsylvania, Ryan honed his time-lapse experiences amidst some of the most beautiful temperate landscapes imaginable.

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