Yesterday, I decided to try time-lapse photography.
I tried to figure out the best place for my camera where I would have power and decided to aim it out my front window.
My camera was on a tripod with a hard line for power. It was tethered to my laptop via Firewire. My computer essentially became the dashboard for my camera. I set all of the settings on the computer screen.
After I was content with my capture settings, I went into the time-lapse (intervalometer) settings. This allows me to set the intervals between pictures and how long I wanted it to shoot. I set it to shoot one picture every 30 seconds for 1,200 frames. That’s ten hours of recording images.
So I let it run. I watched a lot of TV. Thank god there were movies on!
About eight hours into it, I decided that was probably long enough since this was just a test anyways.
So after 900 frames and some heavy compression, here is what I ended up with:
Now I have to go find more things to time-lapse! That is if I’m patient enough!