chapter  4
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Time-Lapse Photography

Expand Your Awareness Time-lapse photography has been practiced for decades and it never seems to grow old. From the early work of Dr. John Ott in the 1930s to the phenomenal motion photography of Ron Fricke in films like Koyaanisqatsi to Baraka in the 1980s and 1990s, time-lapse photography has allowed us to see the world with a fresh point of view. This technique of stopping the

Chapter Outline

Expand Your Awareness ............................................................................... 51 The Intervalometer ....................................................................................... 53 Understand Your Subject ............................................................................. 55 Contrast ......................................................................................................... 56 Shutter Speeds.............................................................................................. 57 Time-Lapse Rates and Formulas.................................................................. 59 Time-Lapse Photography and Pixilation .................................................... 60 Motion Control .............................................................................................. 60

camera and shooting frames at an even and given rate allows viewers to see events sped up in time. It is the complement to slow-motion photography, and it reveals the movement in the world around us in a way that we could never experience from normal observation. Ott's early experiments showed the blossoming of flowers, and Fricke's work captured the flow of clouds like turbulent water and the flow of human urban movement like blood pulsing in our veins.