Archive for September, 2011

Time Lapse!

“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth………
……. Then I ask myself the same question.”

It has been a while since I’ve updated my blog. I have been really busy with everything else in my life that took away a little bit of time left for photography. But it doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped taking pictures! I actually still have quite a lot of pics in my RAW folder that I need to edit. *sigh*

My last post was 5 months ago and since then I have traveled to different parts of Canada, Philippines, Malaysia and of course, the good ol’ California. Enough of my introduction, let’s get to the reason why I am creating this post, it’s about time lapse! You all have probably seen these pictures that looked like fast forwarded videos. Well, they are actually composed of hundreds/thousands of pictures played at a faster rate. I really wished I had this in mind when I traveled to different places last year and this year. But it’s not too late, I will probably do it in the future.

How to get started on Time Lapse. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • DSLR Camera – to help you capture high quality images
  • Timer remote or an intervalometer – it basically tells your camera when to take pictures so you don’t have to stand and take it manually
  • Tripod – to create clear pictures, you’ll need a very good tripod. Invest on a good tripod if you don’t have one. You can have the best camera but if you have a poor quality tripod, your pictures are going to be blurry!
  • Video editing software – I use Adobe Premiere, this software will allow you to combine your pictures and play it at a faster rate (24 fps +)
  • TIME – you need time! Without time, you cannot create a time lapse!
  • Patience – You need to be patient! Patience is virtue! lol

If you need a more detailed tutorial, click the link below:

Introduction to Time Lapse

Check out some of my new uploads on my website:


Have fun!