Taking a time lapse is a method of filming, that’s slow actions of taking pictures over a length of time then putting them together to portray the activities took place quickly. Our company has got both slower and faster films. It depends on your taste. We have faster films that will record an image in the worst light. They are from ISO ASA speed of 800 and above. On the other hand, they are also best in black and white photographs. Our slower films work best in various landscapes during the daytime no matter the type of camera.
Time-lapse is a technique that allows photographers to creatively capture time passage by use of a digital camera. Photos that are taken over a span of time can then be stitched together to make a video that will speed up time in a formula that other mediums can’t. For you to take a good time lapse, you need to do the following:
Many people assume that time-lapse techniques are a relatively new creation but they have been around for well over one hundred years. Nowadays your smartphone camera will offer this setting, but it has also been captured on film rolls too to enhance or slow down the capture of the image.
This works by setting the camera to capture the object at precisely timed intervals. Usually, a film camera will capture 24 frames a second, which of reduced to say 12 frames will make it appear to be moving twice as fast. The same works for increasing the frame rate to decrease speed.
Simple as this sounds, there’s a great deal more to it than this! You need to make sure your shutter is capable of handling this style of photography, as well as factor in light exposure and of course the direction of movement. This is the same for both film and digital image capture. We have helped countless clients configure their setup to enable this style of expert photography.
How To Use Time Lapse
- Be well prepared: before the start of any movements, take time to get prepared of any unexpected events. See if all types of equipment needed are in good condition and ready. Consider the condition of the venue you are covering. Make sure that you are safe in all that you intend to do.
- Identifying the element that you want to capture changes taking place will be of paramount importance. The changes in the element can take place slowly or in a faster manner.
- What kind of motion that you like, will need you to set up the necessary gear. Make sure stability is enhanced to make sure that no caption of unnecessary movements is caught.
- Consider the time for the time-lapse and time at which each photo capture takes to decide the final length of the time lapse.
- To lock all camera setting, make sure that the settings of your camera are in manual mode.
- Compile the images into frames of a time-lapse video.