The Time-Lapse Photography FAQ: An Introduction to Time-Lapse Photography
Version 8 Jan, 2011
Copyright Ted Kinsman
It is hard for me to believe that this is the 14th year of up dating the Time-Lapse Photography FAQ. With all the advances in digital cameras there is more to write about than ever. I will attempt to get across the fundamentals of working with digital cameras in the new chapter completely devoted to digital Time-lapse. I have also included a full chapter on Construction Time-Lapse a current hot topic with many new uses for the current series of digital cameras.
I would like to thank all of the great photographers and engineers that have written and called in the past year. Your insights and strange requests have keep me thinking that there are many new directions to go in the world of time-lapse photography.
What time-lapse is:
New digital cameras and how to use them
The use and selection of cameras including the Arriflex, Bolex, and Mitchell Camera Models.
The steps a computer must use to control lights, camera and the action.
How to deal with plants in the time-lapse laboratory.
How to film the sun, sunsets, sunrises, and various weather systems.
Equations and how to figure out that timing sequence by comparing digital image files.
Problems encountered in filming a construction site with a time-lapse camera