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Time Lapse Photography
Tom Bol
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Become a master of time! Join Tom Bol as he teaches you everything you need to know to get started creating stunning time lapse videos. Tom starts by introducing you to the core ge... READ MORE
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Time Lapse Photography
lessons: 15 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 39min
published: 2014
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Time Lapse Photography
with Tom Bol
Become a master of time! Join Tom Bol as he teaches you everything you need to know to get started creating stunning time lapse videos. Tom starts by introducing you to the core gear and the foundational information you'll need to make your first time lapse. From there he steadily walks you through increasingly more challenging time lapse scenarios that culminates with the holy grail of time lapse; a shoot that spans the changing light levels from day to night. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Join Tom on location as he goes over the material that will be covered in this class.

57 sec
lesson 2: Gear

Learn about the core set of gear needed to create a time lapse.

6min, 46sec
lesson 3: Time Lapse Formula

There are a number of values to take into consideration for determining the interval between exposures.

6min, 50sec
lesson 4: Programming an Intervalometer

Once you know your duration and interval you can configure the intervalometer that will control the camera.

4min, 47sec
lesson 5: Cloud Time Lapse

Learning how to determine the interval needed to get the results you want will require a bit of experimentation. Keep in mind that a slower shutter speed creates a smoother transition between frames.

11min, 29sec
lesson 6: Creating a Time Lapse with QuickTime Pro

There are a number of programs you can use to assemble your time lapse. Tom shows you how to use the inexpensive QuickTime Pro.

7min, 36sec
lesson 7: Photo Shoot BTS Time Lapse

A very popular type of time lapse is one that shows behind the scenes of a photo shoot.

6min, 15sec
lesson 8: Creating a Time Lapse in Lightroom: Part 1

There is a third-party plug-in for Lightroom called LRTimelapse that allows you to render the time lapse movie with Lightroom.

7min, 4sec
lesson 9: Creating a Time Lapse in Lightroom: Part 2

The next step in the process is editing the key frames back in Lightroom.

8min, 51sec
lesson 10: Creating a Time Lapse in Lightroom: Part 3

The final step in the process is the actual rendering of the video file.

5min, 46sec
lesson 11: Using a Rail System

A rail system allows you to add an entirely new axis of motion to your time lapse.

4min, 1sec
lesson 12: Time Lapse at Night

Creating a time lapse at night is very similar to creating one during the day, but there are a few differences to be aware of before you start.

4min, 45sec
lesson 13: Holy Grail of Time Lapse

One of the most challenging types of time lapse is one that spans a wide range of exposure values, such as going from day to night.

4min, 19sec
lesson 14: Building the Holy Grail Time Lapse: Part 1

Now that you have the sequence of images you can bring them into LRTimelapse and it will blend the bumps in exposure for a smooth final result.

11min, 25sec
lesson 15: Building the Holy Grail Time Lapse: Part 2

The second part of the process is to deal with color issues before rendering the video.

8min, 33sec
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