Time Lapse Photography

“The Life of Flowers” 


Each Flower Is Filmed For Two Days And Photos Collated Within 7 Minutes To Get This Effect.

Thanks to subscriber Gail Foote for sharing this video.

Video – How to create Time Lapse Photography

Here’s a perfect video…Watch how it’s done technically.  Just in case you’re interested in how-to

Time-lapse photography

is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence.

When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing.

For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, then played back at 30 frames per second.

The result is an apparent 30-times speed increase.

Time-lapse photography can be considered the opposite of high speed photography or slow motion.

Processes that would normally appear subtle to the human eye, e.g. the motion of the sun and stars in the sky, become very pronounced.


Photography • Nikon D7000

Now, there’s a few basic steps to take in creating a time-lapse film:

  • Choose your subject.
  • Figure everything out.
  • Shoot your still photographs.
  • Edit your photography  in Photoshop (Optional).
  • Assemble all your photos together into a video.
  • Edit your vide0 … add titles, music, and all that jazz.

Sure, they seem simple  but along the way it can get really confusing. (Hence, the important of Step #2.) There are countless ways to do shoot time lapse photography, based on what you’re shooting and what equipment you have.

How the Final Time Lapse Photography Movie Appears
Your final movie can end up two ways: blocky or smooth and seamless. With blocky, shots will seem to abruptly change into the next – in a crowded street scene, for example, a person might appear in one part of the screen and then, blip!, suddenly be halfway across the screen in the next frame.

The Magic Formula
Most movies show around 20-30 frames per second; the more frames per second, generally the smoother the movie will play back (though of course, this depends on other things too). If we’re going to make E.T.’s flower come back to life, we’ll want it to be shown at around 24 fps and be smooth and seamless.

We also need to ask how long we want the final movie to be. We’re thinking E.T.’s flower coming back to life to should last around 30 seconds… so, some quick math to find out how many frames we need to capture: Read the complete article here…

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