Shot today. Canon 450D. Rainbow Bay looking to Surfers.
I was shooting a timelapse sequence at Duranbah Beach recently – starting at about 4.45am to try to capture dawn. I’m not quite happy with the sequence yet, but I have got some beautiful frames from the shoot, so thought I would share a few:
Well, I finished my first effort at a timelapse video.
I made heaps of technical and practical mistakes, and the perfectionist in me wants to go and fix them all before I show the video – but that’s not real life, is it?
Shooting the timelapse video was a lot of fun, and I will know what to do better (and differently) next time.
The locations are:
Froggies Beach (on the Queensland / NSW border) for sunrise (above).
Rainbow Bay Beach for the two middle sequences:
and Greenmount Hill, looking toward Coolangatta, for the (very cloudy) sunset:
Please excuse the jitter and shake in some of the sequences – some of that is a result of amateur mistakes by me – and in the sunset sequence, the weather was very rainy and windy which made it very challenging. You may see my umbrella peek into shot occasionally ;).
Sunrise and sunset times and locations were planned with The Photographer’s Ephemeris: (photoephemeris.com). Triggered using the Triggertrap app (triggertrap.com). Those apps are just ridiculously good value for a keen photographer at about $10 each.
Gear: Shot with my trusty Canon 60D and the EF-S 18 – 135mm f/3.5 – 5.6 lens on my Induro AT413 tripod.
For any keen photographers out there: give timelapse a go! You do not need super-expensive gear – it’s mostly about planning, patience, getting up early… and standing in the rain keeping your camera dry with an umbrella when necessary.
Hope you enjoy it.
I always enjoy catching other photographers in action – I figure that, by definition, they are fair game to be the subjects of my photos. If I can catch them in an otherwise beautiful photo – so much the better. The photo above with the silhouetted photographer is exactly what I like to try to capture.
Here are a few of my other favourite “photographer at work” pics:
This photographer was good enough to take a photo of herself. Twice actually, if you look closely….
Of course it would only be fair to post one of me “at work” – taken by my 8 year old daughter – she thought it was hilarious.