Introduction to Time-Lapse Photography

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Learn how to create time-lapse images and videos while expanding your creative horizon! During this half-day workshop we'll cover everything required to get you started making time-lapse photographs and videos of your own.


You do not need a fancy rig to create professional quality time-lapse images ad videos. Getting started in shooting time-lapse requires only a DSLR camera, good tripod, and something to control the time interval between exposures. We will review the equipment, camera settings, exposure control, storage requirements, lens choices, and how to calculate and manage the interval between shots. We'll also cover some advanced techniques including reducing time-lapse "flicker", motion control, bulb-ramping and more.  

Subjects can include scenes of traffic, clouds rapidly passing by a building, shadows overtaking a scene or building, crowds filling a theater or stadium, a flower bud opening, or scenes of the Milky Way and stars rotating in the night sky. Just about any subject where one or more components are moving. Like all still photography, the choices of subject matter, lighting, and shooting techniques are limited only by your creative imagination.  We'll discuss location scouting, time-of-day considerations, and tips regarding special subjects such as stars, traffic, and the time-lapse "holy grail" full day to full night and vice versa.

You will also learn how to render your time-lapse images into video and how to share them. The good news is if you already have either Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop you have everything you need. We will also present other software to create videos containing multiple time-lapse sequences as well as audio options for enhancing them and more. We'll cover it all...soup to nuts.

And there's more. You will also be introducted to taking your time-lapse sequences and making interesting still images using image stacking and other techniques that George calls "Still Motion" such as the star trails image, below.

Joshua Tree Star Trails 2017 (Time-lapse image stack) © Aiello Studios

A comprehensive set of hand-outs covering all of the covered topics, tips, resources and software tutorials will be provided to each participant.

It's going to be a fun and enlightening morning. You'll leave this course prepared and excited to join the new time-lapse movement! 

What to bring: Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras along with a sturdy tripod for some hands-on experience. For those that want to join us after the classroom session we will step outside to shoot a time-lapse of the traffic on J Street.

This exclusive workshop is limited to only 12 participants. Register Now!

​Your Instructor: George Aiello

As a photographer, musician, songwriter, and co-founder of Full Touch Media and Escalet, Inc. George lives and breaths for artistic expression. He believes in the power of self-expression and continually expanding ways to express himself via photography, music, and the Internet. He also believes in helping others explore the possibilities of creative expression which he plans to do through workshops and online resources. He and his Jo Ann have were recently interviewed by "Exhibitions Without Walls" and have begun the Photographic Expeditionary Group to bring photographers together at locations around the West to photograph, and share their work and experiences.

George is also a past president of Viewpoint and his company is currently building Viewpoint's next generation website.

February 25 2017 7:30 AM   through   12:00 PM
2015 J. Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States

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Phone: 916-441-2341
Member $ 85.00
Non-member $ 135.00

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