5. Having Fun with Time Lapse


Canon 20D • ISO 200 • 0.4 sec. • f/7.1 • Canon 20–35mm at 26mm (equivalent to 41mm) • Photo credit: Anthony Carucci

The Basics Behind Making a Time Lapse Sequence

Somewhere between still photography and a moving image lies the time lapse sequence. This sped-up version of a movie allows you to control a cinematic universe by capturing action in a fraction of the frames and then playing it back at normal speed, making it appear as though life is zipping by. Although these unique segments can take on various appearances, at their most basic they’re presented as the opposite of a slow-motion sequence. In a time lapse ...

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