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#1 Jase Ryan

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 03:48 PM

I love the time lapses that you see in films like Baraka of the stars shooting by and the mountains, temples, ground etc. But I do not understand how you can get those images. How do you expose for the ground to be visible like that and the stars at the same time? Can someone explain please?
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#2 Tom Lowe

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 04:42 PM

I shoot this type of timelapse professionally....


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Here is a basic "how to" regarding digital timelapse...

http://www.timescape...pic.php?f=6&t=5

Shooting night stuff just means longer exposure, plus it is mandatory to use actual "shoot-move-shoot" moco motors, rather than continuous-motion motors like a modified telescope head, which you can get away with for daytime shooting.

In terms of exposure, it's really not that hard. On a camera like the Canon 350D, a typical full moon exposure would be something like this:

ISO 800
f/3.5
25 sec exposure

The sky and foreground always tend to stay in balance in the moonlight. For dark sky shooting, it's a litter trickier.
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#3 David Rakoczy

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 06:15 PM

I just did my first (ever) Time Lapse shoot.. Bought a Norris Intervalometer for my SR2 and a 5" Capping Shutter... both of which were very hard to find... had a custom 'Matte Box' built that hangs on the back of the Capping Shutter. It holds 3 4x5 Frames and a 138mm Round. My wife sewed a fantastic Bellows for the whole rig.

The Spot is on my site. (if you don't see a Sunrise in the upper left corner of the demo reel page click 'refresh') The Spot was shot on Vivid 160.

Tom, this is why I have not (yet) seen In The Mood... was busy sitting around listening to my Camera take 15 second exposures... etc...

Edited by David Rakoczy, 09 November 2008 - 06:16 PM.

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