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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


No refunds**.


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.

In Summary

  • 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.



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