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Time lapse e-book

I purchased the e-book about time lapses written by the developer on LRTimelapse.  Below are my notes from it plus another article I found related to one of the other time lapse software I reviewed.


Panolapse Field Guide (http://www.panolapse360.com/guide.php)

  • Aperture priority auto mode is unpredictable
  • Shoot in manual mode and adjust exposure every 10 minutes
  • Shutter speed
    • Half your interval time
    • So, for 5 second intervals, use 2.5 second exposure time
  • Interval time
    • 5 second interval for clouds and general scenes
    • 2 second for fast moving fog
    • 10 seconds for stars
  • Set manual focus
  • Disable auto-ISO

e-book (https://lrtimelapse.com/shop/ebook/)

  • Apps to calculate time lapsed
    • Android – Time Lapse Buddy
    • iOS – Time Lapse Helper
  • Print checklist from appendix
  • Aperture as wide as possible
  • Shutter 180-degree rule
    • 1/(frame rate * 2)
  • ISO as low as possible
  • Research neutral density filter ND 3.0 1000x
  • Turn off auto white balance
    • Manual to cloudy
  • RAW
  • Intervals
    • 3 to 5 seconds – common
    • 6 to 10 – sunsets
    • 15 to 30 – stars
  • Take a image of hand to split test and real images
  • Don’t use automatic modes
  • Holy Grail method
    • Alter settings when under or over exposed slightly
    • M mode
    • No neutral density filter
    • Check exposure using histogram
    • If too dark, increase ISO or shutter
    • If too light, decrease ISO or shutter
  • qDslrDashboard
    • Read on page 60
  • Editing and rendering
    • Read on page 79
  • Review checklist on page 161
  • Review cheat sheet on page 163