Tag : time-lapse

Storms over Rockford

If you’ve met me, it’s probably no secret that I’m a weather junkie. I’m convinced that in a past life I was a meteorologist. So you might find it surprising that I’ve never really gone out to make any cool weather photos. I’ve been working to change that over the last year or so. When strong storms are predicted for our area, I gather my remote camera bag and trek up the stairwell in the Rockford Register Star news tower. I […]

Favorites from March 2014

Here are some of the frames I enjoyed from March. Better late than never. I also had the opportunity to do a few multimedia pieces in March. The first video I did was a quick hit video for a large package we did on the heroin epidemic in our community. I also did a video for St. Patrick’s Day on how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness. After the long winter, we had finally stated to see signs of […]

A second stab at time-lapse

I’m pretty addicted already…AND I’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN! I decided to try more time-lapse today. Well, tonight. I attached my camera onto my car. I hooked up hard power via a power inverter to both my camera and my laptop. There were also steel safety cables just in case something went wrong. I wanted to shoot at two or three frames per second (fps) but my computer’s intervalometer only allowed me to shoot down to five fps. I started in […]

A first stab at time-lapse

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 […]