All about Time Lapse in One Place
With all the great forums and sites available on the internet, there is enough material for one to gather and write a book. Ryan did that, and so much more.
I tried following tutorials, checking sites and forums and experimenting on my first Time Lapse, reading all over the internet on how to do it and how to avoid issues like flickering. I read about learning it the hard way, lots of stuff to make it right so I forgot to enjoy making my first Time Lapse video.
I was ready to start project for big article, my article would look similar to the one Ryan has posted online. I recommend reading his Time Lapse article online, found here.
If you you’ve made your rounds on forums and sites, you will find out that it is time consuming, and connecting everything you have learned from various sources is not as easy as it seems. I had to do research on various websites as there is no one complete (single) resource about TL. It was a bit difficult to learn different aspects of it because it was spread on multiple websites (forums, forum pages). Ryans article is great, but ebook he made is much more detailed and better.
Ryan even has some useful tutorial videos on his site, don’t forget to check this out as well.
I must say he did an excellent job with the article, not to mention the video tutorials as well, but ….
The Time Lapse Photography: A Complete Introduction – eBook
The Time Lapse Photography eBook contains everything you should know, including a variety of sources that you could use to improve your Time Lapse videos. Like which gear you need or don’t need, which software and how to use it to post-process, where to get background music for your videos, and much much more.
146 pages in length
350+ images, diagrams, and workflow illustrations
Printable summaries and checklists
Ryan Video for eBook he wrote
Reading on forums, I picked up a couple of tricks and how tos, such as „how to avoid certain errors so that you won’t have to buy expensive gadgets to correct them“. I thought that I knew enough about TL, and I do know more than the average photographer knows ;). At first I would say the book’s value is at around $50 at least, but when I saw price of the book I was so taken aback seeing as the price is very reasonable for the amount of information that you’ll be getting.
Everyone who ever tried TL before knows that transition from day to night and vice verse is hard to achieve without flickering. Some manage to make simple (only day, or only night) without flickering, but then wonder where to get background music for their video. Or even how to exchange battery while shooting faster TL. I did found couple of solutions my self before reading book, but Ryan just found more and put everything in his book. I was on good track tho, but thanks to Ryan I can skip research now and get back straight to making better quality Time-lapse videos.
I fully recommend the eBook to any person that is considering making a Time Lapse video for the first time, and even to people that know more than the basics about Time Lapse videos.
Check out chapters of the book:
You might even be considering purchasing a camera just for this purpose! Shooting TL means lots and lots of photographs… but the results are FANTASTIC. It is well worth it, and you can use any camera you want! For photography enthusiasts, you can even use an entry-level DSLR or lower quality cameras, while pros can utilize their camera gear for better quality images to profit from their TL videos.
I’m sure you will not find an eBook like for this price on the internet. Considering that it’s pretty much just pocket change, it is an absolute bang for the buck. Ryan just did it way too good! He explains all the complex aspects of time lapse in a simple and easy way. Bravo, Ryan. I can’t wait for my first TL after reading it one more time, more carefully!
*warning this eBook is low cost, has 90 day money back guarantee and you might regret not getting your own copy !