Timelapse Photography Experiment
I spend pretty much all of my time taking, editing, printing, blogging , backing up and talking about pictures. You really would be surprised at just how much work goes on behind the scenes for your average jobbing photographer. So what do I do to entertain myself .... spend a couple of hours in the park taking more pictures.
Timelapse photography has interested me for a long time, when my wife got a Canon G9 I was amazed at its timelapse capabilities. I actually stuck it on the car dashboard and recorded our journey to the south of France back in 2008.
Anyway back to today, I wanted to try a timelapse using a Triggertrap V1 as my triggering device. I decided that at 30fps three hundred frames would get me ten seconds of video. I tried a number of scenes and basically just stitched them together to create a single movie. The objective here was really for me to look at the results not to produce a work of art.
You can see my attempt below - some bits worked and some didn't! The feeding of the ducks scene was a bit of a fail but I can see that I like clouds and lens flare.
My set-up for this was the humble Nikon D90 with a 17-50 2.8 lens all safe and secure on my trusty tripod. I used an ND4 filter to achieve the lower shutter speeds and as mentioned above used a Triggertrap V1 as my triggering device. I used Timelapse Assembler to create the movie file from the individual frames.
For those of you who don't know about Triggertrap they sell a mobile dongle which plugs into your Android or iPhone and lets you do all sorts of clever things. They are also producing a new high speed triggering device which is currently being launched on Kickstarter.
You will be seeing more timelapse from me soon ... watch this space