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Spanning Time by Chris Weston

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3Setting Up

As with any photographic shoot, the more planning and preparation you put in the more likely you are to achieve the images you want.

When it comes to camera settings, there’s nothing mysterious about time-lapse photography: you’ll be using pretty much the same settings as for any other genre of photography. However, the selections you make may differ from what you’ve been used to.

Part of a photographer’s job – amateur or professional – is decision making. This section of the book gives you the information you need to make informed decisions about how best to set up the camera.

Preparing the Camera

Time-lapse photography can be done with practically any camera, so your first decision will be the camera you’re going to use. The ...

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