Time Lapse Photography, Long Exposure & Other Tricks of Time
In the newest entry in Peachpits popular From Snapshots to Great Shots series, photographer John Carucci shares amazing techniques for creative time-related photography techniques, including long-exposure, time-lapse, and high-speed photography. Carucci starts by reviewing your equipment needs, including filters, image stabilizers (tripods, monopods, beanbags, etc.), software, and more. Next, he explains the basics of long-exposure photography, demonstrating how to effectively capture time in nighttime cityscapes, photos of the night sky, and in brighter light using neutral density filters. Along the way, youll learn the fundamentals of blurring, shooting in RAW, and balancing flash and ambient light. He then walks through the essentials of time-lapse photography: how to regulate your cameras motion, determine the best duration to use, and use software to perfect your images. Caruccis time-lapse section is complemented with a complete online video tutorial on capturing effective time-lapse sequences. Youll also find expert coverage of high-speed photography, including choosing shutter speed, stopping action with flash, shooting sports, and more. Carucci concludes by helping you develop and perfect your own aesthetic, with tips on properly framing your scenes, creative composition, and effective use of color and tone. Time Lapse, Long Exposure, and Other Tricks of Time features beautiful full-color images, clear design, and John Caruccis friendly, knowledgeable voice. Its a pleasure to learn from - and if youve ever wanted to master any of these techniques, its the guide youve been waiting for.
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