Work in Progress post. Updated as I add new material and followup video showing how to “develop” the time lapse into a video file rather than a series of images.

Summary of video

  1. set the camera on a sturdy tripod and choose your composition and exposure (Manual Mode or AV Mode)
  2. Set file size to JPEG or smaller RAW(if an option) you don’t want to deal with 3,000 plus RAW files unless you really want an ability to edit before creating the timelapse.
  3. Configure the intervalometer/TriggerTrap to take a picture each X seconds and X amount of  times
  4. Disconnect the lens while holding down the depth of field preview button to the “sweet spot” to avoid flickering in your TL
  5. Wait A LOT- e.g. if you set the DSLR to take a photo every second and run that back at 24fps.  1 minute of real time equals 3 seconds of video. Shorter intervals give smoother results. Longer intervals allow you to speed through time more quickly.
  6. Dump every photo into editing software, do a little magic (Video how to on this part coming soon)

Watch the example time lapse shot after the filming of this video: http://youtu.be/lbkM5ekaDl8?t=10m44s
Gear seen in the video: MeFoto Travel Tripod, Lowepro Photo Sport Pro 30L, IntervalometerTriggerTrap Dongle

 

Related: How to use an Intervalometer for family photos.




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 Bald Eagle in Yellowstone - does it get more American than that? The national symbol in the first national park! This was a few days ago - today we saw a golden eagle and my favorite - Pronghorn Antelope - America's fastest land animal! It's been a good week ANDDDDD I get to do it all again with the 2nd tour. Yes I am lucky, yes I am living the dream and YES I worked hard to get here. I am working on a video about hustle, fear and dreams. By working I mean I have thought about it. And yes I like who I am and @nsharpes made me order TWO grande Margaritas - so that might be contributing to this monologue that I just subjected you all too. But honestly - you are cool! ~ Captured with the #Sony #A7RII and Canon 70-200 using MC11 adapter
 I said it before, I will say it again - Yellowstone NP in winter is a magical place - for most of the day we were the only ones in sight - in all directions!! It is an amazing experience and I spend most of the day grinning at the beauty, the uniqueness and my luck at being able to experience it all. I remember driving through Hayden Valley on my Summer 1994 road trip- Obviously the place stuck with me and to see it now, all covered in snow... #FNFantastic //And now The Fear by Lily Allen is stuck in my head. ~  Captured with the #Sony #a7rII and Canon 70-200
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