Time Lapse Photography

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Have you ever wanted to use the video feature in Photoshop? In this workshop learn how to use your DSLR to photograph 100’s or 1000’s of images to make a time lapse motion video. You will also learn how to use your DSLR with various filters to create stunning motion in still photographs. Take the stop action out of your photographs and create the feeling of motion in your images. Workshop instructor Jim West, is a nationally recognized, award winning photographer who has been honing his trade for more than 30 years at Cosumnes River College, teaching thousands of students the art of photography and digital imaging.


Tahoe, by Jim WestThe workshop will cover:

Setting your DSLR up to shoot repetitive images.

  • What makes a good stop motion image
  • What exposure do I use?
  • What lenses do I use?

How do I stabilize my camera?

  • Tripods
  • Rail systems
  • Other devices

How to use a intervevelometer.

  • What is the best timing?
  • Battery life
  • What image size do I use?

Exporting images to Lightroom

  • Sizing image
  • Sequencing images

Using Photoshop to make your first Time Lapse

  • Image speed
  • Music options
  • Exporting your show


What subjects work best

What tripods and image stabilization works

  • Tripods
  • Ball Heads
  • Mini Tripods
  • Bean bags


  • What camera mode
  • The power of RAW processing
  • Filters that will help under bright lighting conditions

How to make an image feel like it is in Motion

  • Image Review.


Instructor: Jim West

Jim West head shot

Jim was recently awarded the Dean Collins Photoshop World Educators Professional Scholarship Award at the national conference in Las Vegas. In 2014, Jim was awarded three Nikon Photography Scholarships, the Martin Luther King Diversity Award, Outstanding teaching award at Cosumnes River College and the Smithsonian Institution Photography Award. Earlier in his career, he was the winner of two back-to-back National Eastman Kodak Awards where Jim’s work was displayed in Epcot center in Florida and in Times Square in New York.

March 30 2019 9:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
2015 J. Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States
Phone: 916-441-2341
Member $ 95.00
Non-member $ 145.00

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Meyers Investment Group of Baird

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