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Introduction to Time-lapse Photography

Introduction to Time-lapse Photography

Create stunning sequences with your stills camera!

What Gear Do You Need To Bring?

The Minimum Equipment Needed

DSLR Style Camera

To get the most from this course you need to have a camera that will allow manual manipulation of the ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture


Most newer camera models have Intervalometers as a built in feature. However, if your camera doesn't you will need a third party option.

Good Tripod

Time-lapse Photography relies on stability first and foremost. You will need to have a tripod in order to avoid disappointing results.

Timelapse is a dynamic way of creating incredible production value sequences to any production. Accomplished with still photography they add resolution to your project given that even the standard DSLR is shooting stills at around 4K resolution. The higher the resolution of the DSLR the higher the resolution options for content. My 50.6MP EOS 5DSr from Canon for example shoots at a resolution sufficient for me to create time-lapse sequences for up to 8K resolution. A mind bending quality, and a frustratingly laborious production process!

Points Covered
This initial workshop is aimed at introducing the photographer to the basics of static time-lapse shooting. How to simply set up your camera and shoot for the best results possible. In order to get that workflow down we will be looking to teach points about the following:

  • Planning the Basics - How Many Photographs Will I Need?
  • Composition and it's Pitfalls
  • What Shooting Mode Do I Use?
  • Shutter Speeds and Motion Blur
  • Monitoring the Shoot
  • Editing and Output

Whilst the main aspect of this workshop is shooting the time-lapse we will also be looking to edit the sequence. To do that I will be introducing you to LRTimelapse Pro which is the benchmark editing software for time-lapse photography, bar none.

As yet the location for this workshop is not set and will be done so nearer the time. Time-lapse works best if there are elements such as clouds zipping through the scene, but that depends on the project at hand. Dynamic time-lapse sequences can be accomplished when there are crowds, traffic, rivers, waterfalls, vegetation, wildlife, oceans and even decomposing fruit documented in the scene. To this end we will be looking to incorporate the hustle and bustle of Okinawa to give the sequences shot by the attendees some dynamic edge.

Equipment Needed for this Workshop
In order to correctly shoot time-lapse photography you will need the following:

  • DSLR Style Camera that allows manual access to the Iris, Shutter Speed and ISO
  • ND Filter Set ND4, ND8, ND16
  • Sturdy Tripod
  • Intervalometer if no Internal Feature available on your camera
  • Battery Grip or external battery power option

Beyond the practical side of shooting your time-lapse project I will also be introducing you to the editing techniques for a simple Time-lapse project using the leading time-lapse software, namely LRTimelapse Pro. I will, with each student run through the editing process so that each of the students, at the end of the day, has the final time-lapse project in 4K video format.

Please feel free to reach out should you have any specific questions relative to attending this course.

Event Details

  • From: 09/16/2017
  • To: 09/16/2017
  • Starting at: 09:30
  • Finishing at: 17:00

Event Price

  • ¥ 12,500.00


  • To Be Decided
  • Client Preference
  • Okinawa
  • 930-0001
  • Japan
  • 08088168997
  • http://www.okitog.com