Get the best Time- Lapse. What is this technique?

Por FreeJpg Editor

Posted on 2016-06-06

In today's article, we will discuss the time- lapse, what is it ? How to achieve the best results ?.

With the help of digital photography we can stop or compress time and create images that show us what our eyes can not see to be a very slow process. We have two options to get the best results: The time-lapse and long exposures. Today we will emphasize the technique of "TIME-LAPSE".

In this case we take a photo every predetermined same scene certain time, and capture movements or actions that are extremely slow (for example, the growth of a plant). Mostly this technique is used in film or video to reproduce a movement of otherwise invisible. But nevertheless, we have numerous photographic techniques that allow us to create a montage of time-lapse static.

We are not referring to time-lapse as hours, days or weeks of waiting to get it, we can create one with only seconds apart, mixing the different shots in one picture to get a magnificent effect.

To achieve this with our camera, it's very simple, if you have a manual mode that allows you to intervene on the duration of exposure. We must always have a tripod, allowing us to leave our camera still. Then, we just need to perform a burst of multiple shots to capture movements at different times. Now it only remains, with an editing program (which is our preference), gather all those images into one. We choose for example, a burst mode that allows us to ten photos with an interval of a second, a minute or an hour depending on the type of scene with which we are working.

If you want to take a picture with an interval of seconds, minutes or hours, the best advice would be to acquire an automatic timer that fits your camera, and so will save having to keep an eye facing camera and will be the device who capture form automatic photography.

If you want to get a time-lapse extremely slow changes, you must keep in mind that your camera will need to remain still on your tripod for a period of time necessary (days or weeks.) It would be best to perform this type of actions in a controlled environment like your own home or studio, if you want to photograph the action makes it impossible, always keep in mind that protecting your camera from the elements. If you're going to choose an action with longer times as months (Ex .: the change of seasons) you can choose to prepare a place where you can place the tripod and mark it so that when you come once a month, you can place the camera exactly the same position as the last time.

Here we leave a video time-lapse where we see the passage of the crescent moon.


Curso avanzado de fotografia digital. (Computer hoy)


Geraint Otis Warlow(time lapse contrast copy) 

Kenneth Brandon (super blood moon eclipse)