Time-lapse Tutorial Part 3 – Tips for Tripods and Stability

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Timelapse eBook: www.learntimelapse.com I’m so exited to share a new detailed time-lapse resource for both new and intermediate DSLR shooters. Thoughts on what makes a good tripod for time-lapse photography and some tips to make any tripod more stable for shake-free time-lapse compilations. For time-lapse think big. Think heavy. Think solid. Be creative. Whatever you need to do to lock down your camera to get the angle and composition you envision, without any movement whatsoever throughout the shot is all that really matters. Big heavy metal monsters. Part of the Time-lapse photography how-to guide: www.learntimelapse.com What tricks have you found to work? What is your favorite tripod or features? Music: “CGI Snake” by Chris Zabriskie. Creative Commons.


AlfaShedar says:

u set HDR on AUTO or just 1 frame ?

AlfaShedar says:

hi there…can u tell me hwo u make zoom in time laps ?

AlfaShedar says:

nice dude..

randih1 says:

Good video but the music is too dominant. Could barely hear what you’re saying in the video

fotoset says:

I wouldn’t recommend a gallon of water for the extra support, because if for any reason it moves, it will move and behave as liquid and it would move your camera in a funny way. If a rock moves it will only be a pendulum and stop, if the water moves it will depend on how it started to move and will behave accordingly. So use sand, rocks, etc.

mikester9er says:

its a pain to carry on with the hikes, but totally worth it when the wind picks up 😛

Areti Venu says:

Hi, are you familiar with “Photo SFXart Tricks” (search on Google for it)? There you will find a great free video explaining how to create fantastic pictures. It made it easier for Joe to create photographs that leave you with that wow-effect any time you take a look at them. It may work for you as well…

dutchfett says:

Any new video’s coming up?

theonepeacemaker says:

@Learntimelapse at 5:25 the view is zooming in. If you aren’t allowed to touch the camera, how do you zoom in? I mean, it would take too much time using “Paint”, right? cutting off a few pixels at a time for every frame.

RedSpectrumPictures says:

My favourite one of your time lapses so far, looked great!

museebat1 says:

Hey, do you know “PhotoSFXart” (just google it)? There you will find a great free video demonstrating the best way to create outstanding photographs. It made it possible for Matt to shoot photos which have that jaw-dropping-effect whenever you take a look at them. It may work for you too.

naziagul52 says:

Hey there, are you familiar with “MagicSFXphoto” (do a Google search for it)? On their website you will find a good free video explaining the right way to make brilliant pictures. This made it easier for Matt to create photographs which leave you with a jaw-dropping-effect any time you look at them. I hope it helps you also…

startphotography says:

Photography is all about lighting. Nicely done.

s9lem says:

is there any tutorial for you to make like this video timelapse vimeo .com/39557378

LearnTimeLapse says:

The movement in the particular clip is a slight zoom done is post production. I use Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere for most of my post production work.

LearnTimeLapse says:

Yes these are all free songs for commercial use.

LearnTimeLapse says:

Nope this one is shot in Rochester.

ajmeyer says:

Is this in Minneapolis?

aaronarman89 says:

Was wondering if you could explain to me in more detail exactly what you did? So you pulled three different exposures and merge them as one pic to give you a HDR pic? What program do you use to do this? Love your tutorial and trying to learn as much as I can!

bikerman13 says:

is this music that you can monetize videos with? do you have commercial licence to monetize these youtube videos with?

MrCrazyeyes001 says:

Question: What did you use at 5:24? was it a dolly or what?

LearnTimeLapse says:

The music used in this one Music: “CGI Snake” by Chris Zabriskie. Creative Commons. I usually find free music at freemusicarchive or ccmixter

LearnTimeLapse says:

: ) Thanks!

LearnTimeLapse says:

This particular tripod is a Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT. It’s my standard quick and light semi-portable tripod for travel. My main heavy tripod is a Manfrotto 475B that I found used on craigslist. They don’t make them anymore but it’s a great camera platform.

LearnTimeLapse says:

Thanks for the comment!

LearnTimeLapse says:

The photos were batch HDR processed which means I manually configured 1 HDR image from the sequence (this particular one was a pseduo-HDR which means the software used 1 Raw image and pulled out three different exposures). Once I got the image looking how I wanted I told the software to do the same manipulation to all the images in the sequence. It takes some processing time but is really simple to do.

aaronarman89 says:

hi, just had a quick question. was curious to what you mean by the photos were HDR processed? does that mean you had photos combined at different exposures? or you manually adjusted each photo? thanks

TrickShotFactory says:

I really think you should make more of these. You have such amazing talent

burnsey11111 says:

Good Tutorial. What tripod were you using in your video?

NapoleonRaffa says:

Thank you so much for these tutorials!! They are better than tutorials that cost money. You are the best!

Tyler Mcgowan says:

Very Nice Time lapse :]

LearnTimeLapse says:

No manual exposure changes required. Flicker is caused by the camera either automatically or mechanically making small exposure changes during the time-lapse sequence. When you view all the images together in quick succession several shots may appear darker or brighter, thus the annoying flicker or strobing effect. If you shoot in manual mode you prevent your camera from making changes and thats the goal for most shots.

LearnTimeLapse says:

Thanks so much! I am glad the tutorials were helpful. Excited to be working on more very soon.

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