Paris in Motion (Part 4) Epic Timelapse

Photography Bay reader Mayeul Akpovi has been creating fantastic timelapse projects of Paris, France since 2012. His painstaking work has paid off yet again in a fourth video released last week.

His gear used in this video includes:

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L USM
Canon 17-40mm f4 L USM
Canon 70-300mm
Filters: ND2 to ND400

If you liked this one, also watch Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

You can find more of Mayeul’s work here on his website.

‘From Bump to Buzz’ Combines Live Action and Timelapse for a Great Music Video

This adorable birth announcement video combines live action video with a time lapse shot over a 9 month period. In the 2 days since the video was uploaded, it has over 2.4 million views and counting.

Tom Fletcher notes on his YouTube channel that they took photos every day through the 9 months of their pregnancy to create this fantastic three minute multimedia piece. Additionally, Tom wrote and performed the song “Something New” to go along with their presentation of the new addition to the family.

Canon Hosting Free Time Lapse Seminar w/ Vincent Laforet Coming Up Next Week

Laforet Canon USA

For those of you in the Hollywood, CA area, Canon Live Learning is putting on a free seminar next week (March 6, 2013) with Vincent Laforet on creating time lapse sequences with DSLRs.

The seminar takes place at Canon’s Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center. It is free, but advance registration is required.

Details here on Canon’s website.

[Image credit: Canon USA]

Amazing Time Lapse of Paris

Mayeul Akpovi shot this incredible moving time lapse of Paris.  The video is a culmination of 3000 images captured with a 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III.

The the moving shots, he physically picked up the tripod and moved it for each shot.  The resulting parallax created a beautiful dolly-esque camera move it what feels like an impossible time lapse of these great Paris scenes.

Lenses used include the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Fisheye, Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD, along with a range of ND2 to ND400 filters.

Thanks for sending this in Mayeul.  You can check out more of Mayeul’s work here on Vimeo.

Satechi WTR-A Wireless Timer Remote

Satechi WTR-A Wireless Timer Remote

The Satechi WTR-A Wireless Timer Remote this a third-party remote that is designed to work on most Canon DSLRs (including the 5D Mark III) in place of the RS-80N3.  It also offers intervalometer functions for timelapse photography.  The remote gives you wireless functionality up to 50-feet away.

Satechi WTR-A is now available on Amazon for $59.99.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Photography from Space: Inside the ISS

Remember the above cool time lapse video from the International Space Station.  NASA has now given us a behind the scenes look from the ISS.

Astronaut Mike Fossum talks us through his thoughts on photography from space and how the Nikon D3 (NASA is a big fan of Nikon) allows them to take incredible images at night.  Check it out in the video below. [Read more...]

International Space Station Time Lapse of Earth at Night

Check out the above view of Earth from the International Space Station at night.  I was surprised to see how much area that a lightning strike covered with its glow.  I couldn’t find any info about which camera was used to capture these images, but it would make sense that it’s a Nikon D3s or other Nikon body since the raw images were sourced from NASA.

[YouTube via PetaPixel]

3 Great Timelapse Videos

These three videos from Jeff Chen Kuo Chih were captured over the period of several days in the Eastern Sierra. The foreground lighting in the third video adds an almost surreal effect to the night shots of the Milky Way.

It’s worth noting that these were shot using a combination of the Nikon D5100 and Nikon D3 cameras.

While the Canon 5D Mark II seems to get all the attention in time lapse videos, Nikon deserves a lot of credit for the time lapse capablities of its DSLRs. Most of the recent Nikon DSLRs (excluding the very base-level models) offer a built-in intervolometer, which means you can shoot time lapse sequences right out of the box without the need to by a $150 remote as is the case with Canon time lapse work.

Check the videos out below.  [Read more...]

SF to Paris Timelapse

They say adding motion to a timelapse is the way to make it really shine. The folks at Beepshow used an Air France jet as a 5000 mile dolly to capture this cool timelapse on an 11 hour flight from San Francisco to Paris.

The timelapse was captured with a Canon 5D Mark II and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens.  Audio was mixed on an iPad and the whole thing was edited in iMovie and After Effects CS5.

Yet another reason to always get the window seat.

[Beepshow via Fstoppers]