Time Lapse Photography from Slices of Photographs

Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which the frame rate is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When put together to play a movie at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. That would be the definition of time lapse photography, and, classic examples of scenes that fit well with this technique are: sunrise, sunset, flower blooming and plants growing, moving clouds, driving cars seen from a far distance, people walking, or even the evolution of a construction project. This technique appears to be a bridge between photography and movie making, more movie making oriented since you will, traditionally, blend more frames together. You might believe that this technique is hard to perform, but, in fact, it’s one of the simplest photography techniques there is. You don’t need to have super complicated camera settings and adjustments. All you have to bare in … Read more

Advanced Night Cityscape Photography Tips and Examples

My dear reader, I believe this article has surpassed my record in terms of how many examples I have for you. More than plenty. I should actually count them… there are about 90 images! Enjoy them and, most of all, learn from them! Night photography in the city is not as difficult as it might seem. In fact, there are a few myths I want to destroy right here, right now. But first, you need to know one thing will be forever true: you DO need a tripod for night photography. Even if the exposure time is not as long as you thought, it’s still longer than the by day and it does cause camera shake. Destruction of Myth Nr.#1: City by Night kind of photography DOES NOT require a long exposure time! The truth about night photography in the city is this: the longer the exposure, the more overexposed … Read more

How to Shoot Roads in Photography

What do you have in mind when taking pictures on a highway? Maybe the road signs. Yes, it’s a good idea but here I’m not talking about that. Road construction requires the creation of a continuous right-of-way, overcoming geographic obstacles and having grades low enough to permit vehicle or foot travel. This means you will find interesting sinuous shapes of roads. Notice that in most of the cases the road should be free of cars and walkers. Two exceptions are noticeable: the pictures depicting intense city traffic and the night roads when a car leaves behind a rail of light. As for the composition, it’s always a good idea to start the road from a corner of the picture up to the middle or the other corner. In most of the cases it will appear larger in the starting corner and thinner at the end. However, sometimes, when symmetry allows, … Read more

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