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
- Time-lapse gear from basic to advanced: cameras, tripods, intervalometers, ND filters, lenses, and time-lapse motion control devices (motorized sliders, panning, tilting)
- 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
- How to shoot time-lapse: composition, exposure, dragging your shutter and selecting the right time-lapse interval to get the look you want
- Time-lapse flicker: What the heck is it, how to prevent it, and if it does occur how to correct it
- 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
- 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
- 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.