Time lapse photography newbie...help!

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Jstein, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Jstein

    Jstein Guest

    Hello everyone,

    I have recently started experimenting with time lapse photography. I
    have successfully shot sequences during the day & during the night but
    where I'm having trouble is shooting a time lapse that runs during
    both. Last night in fact, I set up to shoot the sun rising over the
    street from my window. I set the program to start from 4:30 to
    10:30. About half way through, the images started gradually getting
    washed out and unreadable. I was under the impression that when
    shooting time lapse the camera should be set to manual exposure with
    white balance locked in. If this is the case, and you are not around
    to adjust the camera, how does one take long time lapses? I am
    shooting a Canon Rebel XTI with DSLR photo software for Windows. Any
    help you can provide would be much appreciated. Thanks,

    -Jesse
     
    Jstein, Jun 21, 2008
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    Ray Paseur Guest

    Exposure settings that would record well at night are not likely to record
    well in daylight. Try setting the camera to aperture priority (setting the
    aperture for the depth of field you want) and letting automation take care
    of the rest. Capture raw images so you can tinker with them later. The
    white balance that you might want for streetlights will probably not be the
    same as daylight. Happy shooting, ~Ray
     
    Ray Paseur, Jun 21, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    There surely is some remote control software for this job but aside from
    that... if there is any sort of variation in lighting from moving
    clouds, you won't like automatic exposure because that'll cause
    flickering. What you need is a plan from the day before knowing what
    exposure is good for each condition at what time and manually adjust.

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    Paul Furman, Jun 21, 2008
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    RichA Guest

    I wonder what effect a constantly focused image of the sun has on a
    shutter over time?
     
    RichA, Jun 21, 2008
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  5. Jstein

    Paul Furman Guest

    There surely is some remote control software for this job but aside from
    that... if there is any sort of variation in lighting from moving
    clouds, you won't like automatic exposure because that'll cause
    flickering. What you need is a plan from the day before knowing what
    exposure is good for each condition at what time and manually adjust.

    --
    Paul Furman
    www.edgehill.net
    www.baynatives.com

    all google groups messages filtered due to spam
     
    Paul Furman, Jun 21, 2008
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    Alan Browne Guest

    None as the mirror is in the way.
     
    Alan Browne, Jun 21, 2008
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    Guest Guest


    Expose for the daylight.
     
    Guest, Jun 24, 2008
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