Time-lapse movies are actually photos taken at a relatively slow pace (for example, one photo per minute or one photo per second) and assembled into one long sequence displayed as a video movie. What is slow will appear fast.
Interestingly, it can be done by nearly anybody with:
- A good camera
- A tripod
- Some patience or a timer
Remember that you can easily do it with your own camera (not even an SLR camera), that you should use the following settings to have the best possible result:
- Manual focus
- Manual exposure (set diaphragm aperture and shutter speed)
- Fixed white-balance
One example from PlayingWithTime is shown here:
So, you too can have fun and show us your work.