Time lapse photography is a photography technique in which you keep your camera steady into one place over a long time and take many pictures over time. It has to do with blending together photography and videography techniques. The results can be really, really cool. I love these videos, they show a lot of imagination coupled with great understanding of videography and photography.
Time lapse photography is old stuff wrapped in new clothes
The principle is very simple: keep your photo camera in the same position over time and take lots of pictures, I mean lots of pictures. Then you string these pictures together with about a second or less in between them and play them. There you have it, there is the video. This is the same principle behind the first movies and Disney animations. These videos then show an old video technique wrapped in new technology.
What do these videos have to do with organizing your pictures? Well, they don’t have much to do, that’s true. However, when you consider just how many pictures these people took then you can start understanding the problems they faced in order to organize all these pictures in a useful way. How would you organize all these pictures for this purpose?
Just watch and marvel…I did !
The following text has been quoted from Mashable.com (See Resources below for link). They show ten videos, but I liked the following two the most.
“As with all of Keith Loutit’s videography, this piece was designed from thousands of stills that were later edited together and put into stop motion film. The way in which the artist edits these creates an appearance that you are watching a small miniature world of people. It’s amazing to watch.”
“Xavier Chassaing creates a magical film from 35,000 photographs and a combination of live projection mapping techniques. This is by far my favorite video. It’s absolutely amazing.”
Read the entire Mashable.com article here.
Essentials for organizing your digital photosOver the years I have come to rely on only a few products for managing and backing up my large media collection. These are my essential products and services I have been using for many years to keep things organized and safe. Even though these are affiliate links, I wholeheartedly recommend them.
I recommend using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC via the annual Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. Lightroom has excellent photo editing capabilities. Yes, Lightroom has a steeper learning curve as you have to learn to keep your catalogs in sync with your hard drive. However, Adobe Lightroom makes most sense especially when you do lots of image editing.
If you don't like the subscription, you can get also download the last standalone Adobe Lightroom 6 for Mac or Windows (while it is still available). However, the product is no longer maintained by Adobe.
Excellent Lightroom and Picasa alternative. If you're looking for a cheaper and simpler photo manager then ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac or ACDSee Pro for Windows is my preferred solution for organizing your media on your computer. It has a very fast browser, beautiful image editing capabilities and you don't work with catalogs at all.
In addition, make sure you have an inexpensive and reliable external hard drive for backing everything up. It is absolutely essential for backing up your media regularly.
If you're looking for a reliable unlimited cloud backup service, I recommend Backblaze Cloud Backup. I have used Backblaze for my online backup for more than 3 years now. All my files are safe and secure and I have never had any problems with them.