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How to prevent and solve timelapse flickering – Time.Lapse Photography Article

How to prevent and solve timelapse flickering This article talks about the most common mistake timelapse photographers make, timelapse flickering. Timelapse flickering, most often caused by your lens aperture not closing properly can be prevented in a number of different ways.How to prevent timelapse flickeringThe lens twist method. You’re going to lock your aperture by enabling the Depth Of Field preview button and simultaneously slightly twisting your lens off your camera body. This method works for Canon only, sadly. If…

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Commercial music for YouTube creators – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Once upon a time I went viral on YouTube and missed out on thousands of dollars worth of ad revenue. This happened because I used music to which I didn’t own the rights to. This made me a sad Matt. Never again, I said, and now here I am working with Lickd.co. Lickd is a brand new digital platform that allows content creators to legally use the music that they love. Check out this video for the full story about…

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My London Youtube studio tour – Time.Lapse Photography Article

London Youtube Studio tour Welcome to my latest Youtube studio tour! This is the gear I use in our new place in London. We don’t have a lot of room and I didn’t bring a ton of my filming equipment from Australia so I had to start fresh, take a minimalist approach (lol) and this is what I ended up with. Most of the links below are affiliate links. If you buy anything through them I might make a few…

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I love the Boosted REV – Time.Lapse Photography Article

The Boosted Rev is San Francisco based Boosted Boards’ newest transportation device. It is a dual wheel powered e-scooter with a ton of features. Watch the video below to find out why I love it so much, or scroll down to keep reading. Buy the Boosted Rev here. I’ve been on scooters for the majority of my life, if you’ve been following me on instagram and snapchat for the last few years you would have seen me cruise around on…

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Lumix S1 timelapse photography review – Time.Lapse Photography Article

The Panasonic Lumix S1 is a new 24.2MP full frame mirrorless camera featuring a dedicated timelapse mode. Is the Lumix S1 timelapse photography king? Let’s find out! I’d like to note that this camera review only talks about the Lumix S1 from the eyes of a timelapse photographer. There are many other reviews out there that talk about this camera’s video and photo functions, I’ve linked some of them throughout this post. Buy the Lumix S1 here. Panasonic Lumix S1…

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London timelapse with Lumix S1 – Time.Lapse Photography Article

The Panasonic Lumix S1 is a new full frame mirrorless camera. Panasonic sent me the S1 to play with and create some youtube content. I walked around London for a few days with the following video as the result. Buy the Lumix S1 here. How I shot this timelapse with the Lumix S1 I used the Lumix S1 with the 24-105 f4 lens, as well as a circular polariser and a small tabletop tripod. The timelapses were all shot using…

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A marriage of music and visuals – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Over the past few months, I’ve been pre-occupied finalising my latest time-lapse titled Terrestrial South New Zealand.  These are must see awe-inspiring scenes from New Zealand’s less frequented areas and a “marriage of beautiful scenery with fitting music” attributed to award-winning New Zealand composer, Rhian Sheehan. ‘Terrestrial South: New Zealand’ depicts the beauty of nature in some of the less frequented areas of Aotearoa New Zealand.  The scenes show the change in light, the beauty of unusual rock forms, unique clouds,…

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Speed up Lightroom for timelapse editing – Time.Lapse Photography Article

In this article I will explain how you can speed up Lightroom for timelapse editing. With the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom a very frustrating and time consuming bug has crept into the software. The ‘copy/paste settings’ or ‘synchronise settings’ action now takes minutes instead of seconds. This article explores a different workflow to increase your efficiency when editing timelapse sequences. I realise that this technically isn’t speeding up Lightroom however I worded it that way for SEO purposes so…

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Top 3 Places to Photograph Vienna – Timelapse Travels – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Earlier this summer I went to Vienna, Austria for a weekend and had a chance to explore the beautiful city.  I wanted to give my top 3 favorite places to take photographs! 1. Schönbrunn Palace This is the winter palace of Vienna which is just a short train ride away from the city centre.  This location is perfect because it’s perfect for architecture, landscape, and nature photography.  The palace grounds have several nature walks including a hill after a steep…

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Gimbal hyperlapse vs handheld hyperlapse – Time.Lapse Photography Article

What are the pros and cons of shooting a hyperlapse on a gimbal vs shooting a hyperlapse the manual (handheld) way? This article explains the differences between two different hyperlapse shooting methods. If you don’t like to read you can check out the video I made about the subject right here. Handheld hyperlapse I shoot 99% of all my hyperlapse sequences the handheld way. (other people often use tripods or monopods) This means I frame up my shot, take a…

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How to make your fortune as a drone pilot – Aerial Photography Article

About three years ago now, the Australian edition of the Huffington Post online newspaper claimed that being a drone pilot would be the “job of the future” and that drone pilots could expect to earn $100,000 to $150,000 a year. This claim, and others like it, set a lot of people on the path to getting the Remote Aircraft Pilot’s licence (RePL) and/or their Remote Aircraft Operator’s Certificate (ReOC).An excerpt from one of the articles that set the drone world…

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Must have timelapse software LRTimelapse explained – Time.Lapse Photography Article

I don’t know a single serious timelapse photographer who doesn’t own a copy of the timelapse software LRTimelapse. It is an absolute MUST HAVE if you want to process timelapse footage. Get your copy of LRTimelapse here.Disclaimer: some of the links on this page are affiliate links. The software works alongside Adobe Lightroom to colour grade your photos, gradually change certain settings, deflicker your footage and render out a beautiful timelapse video file. Check out this video I made to…

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5 things you want to keep in mind for BETTER timelapses! – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Here are 5 lesser known timelapse tips to shoot better footage. I made this list a while back for my newsletter subscribers. You can join in on the fun and subscribe at the bottom of this page. I use all 5 of these timelapse tips on every single shoot I do, and they’re among the first few things I teach to any of my students. 1. Use filters In cinematography you’ll hear people talk about the 180 degree rule. It’s…

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The basics of timelapse photography – Time.Lapse Photography Article

If you’re into taking photos or making videos and would like to know what the basics of timelapse photography are then you’ve come to the right place. This tutorial will teach you everything you need to know about shooting and editing a basic timelapse sequence. Timelapse photography is an art form which acts like a looking glass into another dimension. I know that’s a hefty line but it’s true, trust me. Timelapse is wildly popular on TV and I can’t…

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Is the LRTimelapse Pro Timer 2.5 the best timelapse remote in the world? – Time.Lapse Photography Article

The LRTimelapse Pro Timer was first developed as a free open source DIY project by legendary LRTimelapse software developer Gunther Wegner. It was specifically designed for pro timelapse and astro photographers. I remember emailing Gunther years ago asking if I could somehow buy the completed remote as I didn’t have the means to build it myself.  Sadly, the reply was negative, however a few years later we can now finally buy the completed product! You can buy the LRTimelapse Pro Remote…

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Syrp Genie Mini II timelapse motion control device – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Syrp Genie Mini II New Zealand based timelapse hardware manufacturer Syrp has released the Genie Mini II, the second version of the popular Genie Mini. The Genie Mini II is a hockey puck sized smart device that allows you to move your camera very slowly (either panning or tilting). Buy the Genie Mini II here: https://geni.us/djOxf It connects to your phone via Bluetooth and works with the Genie II app. Watch the video below for an overview of all its…

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How to fake tilt shift timelapse videos – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Fake tilt shift tutorial If you’ve ever wondered how to fake tilt shift timelapse footage then this blog is for you. On the weekend I was invited to shoot the city of London’s 50th pride parade.  Over one and a half million people attended, with 30000 people walking in the actual parade. It was a spectacle of colour and love and we got by far the best view in town! Because of our unique point of view I decided to…

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How to shoot through a window without reflections – Time.Lapse Photography Article

How to shoot through windows without reflections Ever found yourself on an observation deck trying to shoot photos through a window with no reflections? Often times some of the best city scape views are found on these viewing decks with thick panels of shatterproof glass between your camera and the scene. Not only do these panels decrease the sharpness of your photos, they also reflect light and colours onto your camera’s sensor. I can’t help…

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Meteor explosion caught on camera. – Time.Lapse Photography Article

On the 31st of May, 2019 I was on a road trip through the state of Utah. The goal of this road trip was to shoot as many astro photography timelapse sequences as possible. Little did I know that I would capture a huge meteor explosion. Any time in the past that I’ve gone out to shoot astro photos or timelapses I’ve captured at least a few meteors. These are extremely common and happen literally all the time. What I…

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Ten day Utah astrophotography road trip. – Time.Lapse Photography Article

In June 2019 I went on a Utah astrophotography road trip with a stranger. Watch the video to find out if I got murdered or not. Life’s all about risks, isn’t it? Calculated risks, that is. I’d never recommend going on a trip with an actual complete stranger, that’s crazy hah. A film photo of Abdul and me at horseshoe bend in Page, Arizona (just over the border from Utah). Trip statistics: We flew into Salt Lake City, rented a…

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How to shoot timelapse with the DJI Osmo Pocket – Time.Lapse Photography Article

The DJI Osmo Pocket is the latest high tech gadget from Chinese manufacturer DJI.It is a pocket sized camera and gimbal with a small touch screen.It can record DNG photos, videos, slow motion, timelapse, motion timelapse and hyperlapse footage. This article will go over how to shoot timelapse videos with the Osmo Pocket.Disclaimer: DJI sent me the Osmo Pocket in return for me writing this guide.  The DJI Osmo Pocket shooting a timelapse mounted on a mini gorillapod. Let’s have a…

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ShootProof Review – Your Photography Mentor – iPhone Photography Article

Online galleries and slideshows Digital downloads PIN protection File sizing Social sharing options Custom playlists for slideshows, with 14,000 songs Client controls Password protected galleries Private URLs Selective show/hide galleries  Print lab options Shootproofselected  Your own preferred lab Sell  Single images  Albums Full galleries Sign legal documents  Send docs to clients, who sign digitally Choose from templates, ours your own  contracts and model releases can be purchased directly on Shootproof, and range in price from $40 to $175 Invoices  Session…

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Fujifilm GFX 50R time-lapse trial – Time.Lapse Photography Article

In the later part of 2018, I noted that Fujifilm released its medium format GFX 50R onto the market. Wanting to upgrade my next camera to something lighter with higher specs, the GFX 50R seemed to have all the hallmarks and got my attention.  I also noticed that Fujifilm were making their medium format cameras more affordable, and that’s a good thing.  Not only is the GFX 50R mirrorless, but it’s not really that much bigger than some other DSLRs…

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What’s in my mini timelapse bag – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Mini timelapse kit Imagine the following scenario: You’re going on a one day city trip to a place you’ve never been. You’ll likely be out from morning until after dark and you’ll be doing a ton of walking. The last thing you want to do is to slow yourself down with a heavy camera bag. That being said, you’ll be encountering a bunch of new scenes and maybe you get to see a gorgeous sunset. Who knows when you’ll be…

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Topshot with a Great Start to 2019 – Aerial Photography Article

16 Tech Listing Jackson IG wanted to collaborate and come up with a fun way to promote their newest listing near 16 Tech in downtown Indianapolis. We helped them include some renderings of the new project, illustrate nearby amenities, and some future developments that will be appealing to commercial buyers. This video provides an opportunity to show the listing in ways never thought of before. Using drones allows us to get a birds eye view and editing that footage gives us…

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Minimal Youtube film gear studio tour – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Minimal youtube studio tour This is the minimal youtube film kit I’ve been using over the past few weeks. Usually I have a ton of stuff rigged up including large soft boxes, multiple cameras, an external HD monitor, wireless audio etc. But that’s all changing! I’ve been minimising my belongings so I can be more mobile, so this is what I’ve been filming with: 1DXMkII DSLR camera The autofocus and low light performance on this camera is just so nice. Yes,…

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Sharing some time-lapse tutorials – Time.Lapse Photography Article

If you’re a kinesthetic learner like me, you’ll skip the reading and go straight to YouTube to learn anything you need to know.  YouTube really is the place learn almost anything. I thought about doing my own tutorial on how to make a time-lapse, but that’s too involved and others have covered it all anyway.  Instead, I wish to share some of my favorite tutorials and bookmarks that I’ve accumulated.  The trick however is to decipher who is worth listening to, and…

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How to combine slow motion and timelapse – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Slow motion and timelapse blending tutorial Timelapse and slow motion photography are on opposite ends of the time spectrum. We live in real time, at so called 25 or 30 frames per second, depending on which country you live in. Timelapse photography speeds things up, slow motion… slows things down. Combining these two types of shots works really well and creates this impossible dimension where the perception of time is fluid. That’s a bit of a heavy line so to…

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10 tips to my younger self as a timelapse photographer – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Ten tips to my younger self Dear younger Matthew, here are ten tips I wish I could give you ten years ago. You’re probably not even aware yet of the power of RAW photographs. Or maybe you thought JPEG was just easier and you’d get it right in camera. Or maybe you didn’t have enough storage to house all the RAW photos. Regardless of your excuse, I wish you would just listen to me right now and start shooting RAW…

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From content creator to online business owner – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Content creator to online business owner This article is a recap of a one hour long instagram live stream I did with my business strategist (who also happens to be my sister) Amy last Friday. Amy runs @fastforwardamy, an online coaching platform for small business owners and entrepreneurs. With a masters degree in business and one of Belgium’s most successful communities for female entrepreneurs under her management she has helped me and my business in so many ways. Amy has…

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