Fall Project – Time Lapse Photography of the Changing Foliage – Part 2 of 2

Be sure to check out my youtube channel to see the latest, automatically updated time lapse video.

In part one of this series on time lapse photography, I covered the basics of setting up a time lapse photography capture system leveraging an iMac with an iSight camera and a nifty tool called imagesnap.

Capturing the change of seasons with time lapse photography

Capturing the change of seasons with time lapse photography

In part two, I’ll explain how we can take these images and stitch them together to create a time lapse progression or movie.

The are many ways to create an animated sequence of your photographs.  Here are just a few along with some pros and cons.

  1. Time Lapse Assembler 
    TimeLapse Assembler Screen Shot

    TimeLapse Assembler Screen Shot

    allows you to create movies from a sequence of images. Provide it with a folder containing sequentially named JPEG images and it will produce a Quicktime compatible movie file for use in iMovie or other editing software. (more…)

Fall Project – Time Lapse Photography of the Changing Foliage – Part 1 of 2

Just in time for the change of seasons, I decided to do yet another time-lapse project.

Two things I love: Fall and Photography.  In this article, I’ll explain how I merge these two things in a mashup project that produces a time lapse movie of the changing seasons.

What You Will Need

Capturing the change of seasons with time lapse photography

Capturing the change of seasons with time lapse photography



Be sure to check out my youtube channel to see the latest, automatically updated time lapse video.

Time lapse photography involves taking photographs at various increments and fusing them together into a video to show the progress of a period of time.  For any time lapse project you’ll need 4 important items.

  1. A Subject.  The subject should obviously be something that will express some form of change over the length of the project.  Falling leaves and changes in color are of particular interest to me simply because I love the season and the area in which I live usually produces some great subject matter.  You’ll want to pick a subject that you will have easy, constant access to and ideally will have the ability to permanently mount your camera for the length of your project.  Because I chose foliage, I’m going to leverage my office window and capture the changing season right outside my windows. (more…)