Have you ever wanted to create a video timelapse?
All timelapse photography is, really, is shooting multiple photos of the same subject/location, spread out over a period of time, and combining them into one video that plays back in a shorter amount of time.
Check out the video below of a quick tutorial of how to do it in Quicktime Pro. It is really simple. All you need to do is take your handy little tripod, along with your DSLR camera to a location of your choice and setup your camera to take pictures at the appropriate time length and exposure. It is extremely recommended to purchase an intervalometer (timer remote control). I always wondered how this was done, now I know.
Quicktime Pro for MAC: $29 http://store.apple.com/us/product/D3380Z/A
Quicktime pro for Windows: $29 http://store.apple.com/us/product/D3381Z/A
Here are a few suggestions of timelapse ideas:
* Fruit rotting/ice melting
* Grass growing
* A cross-country drive from LA to NY in 5 days
* Sunrises or sunsets
* A busy city street over a day’s time
* Opening of flower buds (basically any form of nature)
* A baby growing in mommy’s tummy (throughout the whole pregnancy)
* A construction site
* The desert sky (stars!), or other natural landscapes
* A self-portrait as you age over a number of years
* Life cycle of a tree over a year’s period
* Snail races
* Cookies baking in the oven
Check out this great timelapse video created in New York: