How to do time-lapse photography
What is time-lapse?
Time-lapse is where a camera captures a series of images at a predetermined frame rate, most commonly used to show scenes that evolve slowly. For example, this method could be used to show the movement of clouds or sunsets at a faster rate than would ever be seen in a natural setting. Sequences are becoming increasingly common in television programmes such as news items, nature programmes and title sequences.
Time-lapse allows subtle processes which are usually impossible for the human eye to notice to be shown at significantly increased speeds, allowing the viewer to see an event that could potentially take place over days, weeks, months or even years in a matter of seconds or minutes.
For instance, one of the most commonly seen uses of time-lapse is in nature programmes, where flowers are seen opening and plants are shown emerging from the ground at an incredibly fast rate. Even the yearly changing of the seasons can be documented and reproduced in a matter of seconds.
How to Create time-lapse Footage
The process of recording footage is simple in theory. Essentially, you find a place to shoot your desired scene from, set a rate for the camera to record at i.e. a frame per second/minute/hour and let the camera run for as long as is needed. Getting the technique right can be hard but as with anything, practise makes perfect.
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An interesting fact about photography is that the best shots are taken in the worst weather. Despite this theory, it is very important to protect your camera and equipment from the elements. If water seeps into the sensitive parts of your camera, it could get damaged permanently. Thankfully, there is some affordable equipment that you can use to protect your camera from the elements.
Point to note
There are cameras that come with weather sealing features already built into them. This sealing helps to protect it from a little rain or splash of water. For example, you can comfortably shoot pictures in a downpour of rain by using these weather sealed cameras. Despite this technology, it is still advisable to use protective accessories to protect your camera from the rain.
If you normally take photos in humid areas, then you should always protect your camera from the rain. Some examples of humid areas include Hawaii, California, Brazil and the Phillipines. Moisture build-up on your camera lenses can cause them to get destroyed permanently. This is because mold will grow on the lens and render it useless. If you regularly shoot in such areas, make sure that you dry your equipment thoroughly. Remember to extend the zoom lenses as they dry to prevent moisture getting trapped in the cones. Here are some ways to keep your gear safe in rain.
Utilize a one-time use rain sleeve [...]
Microscopic world is more wonderful than we imagined – “an image of enlarged ants, how with weekday go through we know the difference?” “Original texture of the petals will have so many changes!”
Macro photography is really astonishing! It lets the author to share tricks on how to use simple tools such as an ordinary compact digital camera can shoot some fun macro photography at home.
There are a lot of macro photography subjects such as flowers, insects, water droplets, fruits , etc., because they are very easy to identify in life. If there are distinct texture or have a complex structure of things to shoot up, there will be good results. But to catch insects stationary moment is very difficulty moreover while shooting colourful flowers is the most rewarding.
For DIY shooting macro photos you need the following equipment or tools:DSLR / ordinary compact digital camera, the lens should be preferably a 3-fold with more zoom function Tripod / octopus tripod to stabilize the camera A table lamp Bought at a stationery shop magnifier Adhesive tape used as a stationary subject White, when the background has a scatter light
For example flowers, It is shown generally erected from a super-simple personal studio. After the erection of good equipment, you can choose to turn off the light in the background, just let the lamp lighting do the work, [...]