Essentials of Time-Lapse Photography Workshop
6 Hours Total (3 hours on location shoot + 3 hours post-processing online session)
About the Course
This two part course will cover these topics in depth. Students will gain a solid grounding time-lapse photography and best practices essential for success.
Digital photography has become a daily part of our lives. We consume and create photography almost constantly in our daily travels. A natural stepping stone to still photography is time-lapse, the art of capturing change over time. Only since the advent of modern digital cameras has time-lapse photography become so accessible. Time-lapse photography produces stunning images that give viewers a glimpse of the world as they rarely see it. It is a technique that compresses timed capture over an interval of time into a concise creative rhythm. In this workshop, I will demonstrate how anyone could leverage this functionality with gear they already own.
Join me for a morning of learning time-lapse photography at Castle Island. This Instructor Lead course will walk through the entire time-lapse capture process, starting from Camera settings, Lens considerations, White balance considerations, Exposure, and finally, Processing. In addition to the time-lapse photography basics, we will discuss frame rates, flicker, the use of ND filters, sliders, and post-processing methods of adding additional motion to your time-lapse. We will also discuss how to add post-production value to your time-lapse to create a polished finished video. The video of the Old Stone Church is an example of a time-lapse you can create.
This is a hands-on workshop followed by an online post-processing session.
We will shoot a time-lapse sequence at Castle Island, Boston where there is a lot of harbor action, including the activity at Logan Airport. There are many vistas here where you can choose to base your time-lapse. You can use a wide angle, nifty-fifty, normal zoom, and telephoto. All are recommended. You will need a Circular Polarizer (CPL), and Neutral Density (ND) to fit the lens you will use. If you have a square filter set that combines a polarizer and ND, like the Benro, NiSi, and the like, these make for ideal time-lapse tools.
Part 1 - On location shoot
Date June 3rd
Place: Castle Island, Boston
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Part 2 – Post-Processing
Date: TBA – Scheduled based on date and time convenient for attendees.
Place: 3-hour Interactive Online Session
Registrants will have access to the recorded Zoom class.
Class size: 6 attendees
Students who complete this class will be able to capture and process a time-lapse.
Skill Level Required
All levels of photographers will benefit from this course. A basic knowledge of your camera is required.
Consider bringing wide-angle or standard zoom lenses, and a telephoto zoom lens.
Polarizer and Neutral density filters for the lens you decide to shoot with.
Tripod is a must.
Intervalometer. (Can be external or internal.)
Bring fully charged camera batteries and formatted, empty memory cards.
Make sure to dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Bring snacks and water.
Once registered for the workshop, I will send out specific details to you for gear requirements. The specific location to meet will be sent a few days prior to the event.
In case of severe inclement weather, the workshop will be rescheduled**.
** If you are sick or feeling unwell (please stay home), I will gladly give you a credit towards a future class. If the reschedule date conflicts with your schedule, you may use the registration fee towards another workshop.
For more information, please contact me.