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This kind of photography is a technique whereby the frequency of frame rate is much lower than the frequency required in the viewing sequence, thus, when played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and hence lapsing. Time lapse photography is basically the contradiction of high speed photography or slow motion; time lapse is the extreme version of under cranking version of cinematography and is often confused with animation implemented in slow motion.

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Popular classic subjects of time lapse photography are:

  • Landscapes
  • Celestial Motions
  • Evolution
  • Construction projects
  • People in motion
  • Growth of plants

The following technique is implemented in crowds, traffic and televisions as well because the effect creates a smooth impression of motion on the subject that is subjected to several changes and is prone to transform into a series of activities.

Terminology of time lapse can be differed to technically any extent from a rate of a normal frame rate to rates approaching merely one frame in a day, week or month, however, in films both long shutter openings can be used depending on the accessibility of the camera system.

There are two types of time lapse namely, short exposure and long exposure modify the speed of the camera and differentiate between the frame interval and time taken in exposures; the relationship which controls the blurriness in motion present in each frame which is referred to as dragging the shutter.

Related techniques in time lapse photography:

  • Hyper lapse
  • Bullet time
  • Motion Control Photography
  • Long exposure photography

Coming to high dynamic range time-lapse, HDR images captured in time lapse process give a bracketing effect to the photographs in order to represent an onslaught of images depicting highlights, shadows and mid tones. This aspect is also employed in travel video clips where in the spectator can experience a swifter traveling speed than the usual one. Varieties of Canons, Nikons and Olympus support time lapse photography on capturing still life images with the help of a built-in interval meter.

How to shoot time lapse photography?

  • First and foremost, you require a tripod, interval meter and ND filters for generating time lapse images.
  • ND filters provide enhancing effects to your photograph quality along with wider apertures and fixed shutter speeds.
  • Most definitely, you need extra batteries, memory cards and card readers while shooting time lapse photography.
  • Initially, you have to limit the focus, get the edges correct along with the composition and have a proper foreground and background.
  • Next, explore and evaluate your subject by creating an exhilarating scene or subject.
  • You must decide the speed of action flow as well.
  • Proceed further by taking a test or mini time lapse shot and take a stability or tripod check.

You must remember to ignore a time lapse flicker which initially looks appealing, however, splits into a series of images which are extremely bright, thereby, making your photograph appear like a strobe.