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How to Do Time-Lapse Photography

Learn about time-lapse photography from professional photographer Chris Ryan in this Howcast video.


My name is Chris Ryan. I'm a photographer. We're here at my studio, Chris Ryan Photography, in northwest Portland. If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit my website at, or if you'd like to follow my daily activities, go to my Facebook page, Chris Ryan Photography in Portland, Oregon. Today, I'm going to talk to you about studio photography. What is time-lapse photography? Time-lapse photography is when you have a camera taking a frame at a predetermined interval throughout a period of time. This could be a duration of an hour. It could be a duration of a day. It could be a duration of six months. So the procedure is to place the camera in a stationary position focused on a subject, and program it to take a frame every 10 seconds, every hour, three times a day. Depending on what your goals are. But essentially, time-lapse photography is photography done over a span of time from a constant position viewing the progression of a subject or subject matter.

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