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32. How to do Time-Lapse Photography
2 years ago
TWIPPHOTO contributor Nicole Young shows you how to make time-lapse photo/videos.


  • Scott Bourne 2 years ago
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  • Jim Larson 2 years ago
    Thanks for the piece on how to use Lightroom. I forget that you can apply the changes you make on one image across an entire sequence. Keep up the good work Nicole.
  • Louis 2 years ago
    I didnt know you could scinc them toghether i find that a great technique in lightroom, i used to coppy all the adjustments and paste it on all the other immages it was a really long procces but now it made my life so simple.
  • jake plus 2 years ago
    Thanks, this is really helpful.
  • Paul Wesson plus 2 years ago
    So what makes it look like the boats are toys? Is it your lens that gives that effect?
  • Louis 2 years ago
    That lense she is using is a lensebabby composer that lets her make only one part in the immage in focus and all the rest blury, they are really shooting in the photo industry! and this gives a great effect.
  • Steve Morelli 2 years ago
    Cool effect. Since you imported the sequence into QT at 60 frames per second, but exported the video at 30 fps, every other shot from your time lapse was thrown away.

    I'm assuming this was not a creative technique, but just an artifact of showing that the video export could use any setting.
  • Nicole Young plus 2 years ago
    Yes, a lot of it is experimentation and I wanted the final result to be faster than if I imported them at 30 FPS.

    Also, in the future please try to comment at, you'll get much faster and detailed comments that way.
  • americanvirus 2 years ago
    Great!! Thank you!!
  • Nick Humphries 2 years ago
  • Such a funny experiment and very nice done, thank you for this information.
  • Nejc Kruger 2 years ago
    Thank you, I loved it.
  • Really usefull! I've already test it. Thank you very much!
  • iMiNUSD plus 2 years ago
    Thanks! It was very helpful!
  • Twitching-Eye 2 years ago
    thanks for sharing this technique! i will definitely try this over the weekend!
  • Kelsey Fuse 2 years ago
    Can you upload a Time Lapse on Vimeo?
  • 3 Sons Productions plus 2 years ago
    Very helpful. Thanks.
  • Balam-ha' 1 year ago
    cool! Thanks for showing us how to pull this out!
  • pamulapati 1 year ago
  • valerio 1 year ago
    very helpful, I'm going to try your method using my film stills...thank you
  • Abdallah Mohammad 1 year ago

    thanks for the tutorial ...
  • Julian 1 year ago
    unfortunately quicktime pro is not available anymore. is there a way to do this with final cut besides manually setting each picture to one frame long?
  • Peter Mackenzie 11 months ago
    In Final Cut Express you can do the following:

    Choose Final Cut Express > User Preferences, then click the Editing tab.

    Set the Still/Freeze Duration value to one frame (00:00:00:01)

    Open the project into which you want to import the files.

    Then just import the photos and add them to your timeline as usual.

    I assume this also works with FC pro
  • Gregg Tavares 11 months ago

    One question: You imported the photos into Quicktime at 60fps and then exported at 30fps. Doesn't that just effectively throw away every other image?

    It seems like either you want those two numbers to match or else you could save half the time and memory by only shooting a picture every 2 seconds.
  • Amrak 10 months ago
    Great video,

    QUESTION PLEASE! If the Quicktime pro doesnt open the sequence, even when you say say Open Sequence?
    What might be the problem?
    It only open one time lapse picture and not the whole sequence, Please help anyone?
  • Roberto Mettifogo 5 months ago
    How do you manage exposure if your timelapse goes from bright sunny day to deep night sky ?

  • Paul ANTONESCU 4 months ago
    Great movie!
    It looks like in order to get an dynamic composition you need a not so steady scenery !
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