More Maths than Photography
Time Lapse: something I'd been meaning to attempt for a while having seen some extremely creative and interesting versions floating around on the web. Before shooting what hopefully will be an interesting film of the Arran ferry arriving, loading and disembarking. I thought it best to practice, so as the sun was shining I set up the camera on our balcony.
Having established the angle of view, lens and exposure settings, a little simple mathematics is required to take you further into the world of time lapse. As the final version is going to play back at 30 frames per second, it's important to know how long you would like the final film to be, so as to calculate how many 'still' frames you require the camera to take. I decided on a 30 second final edit, so 30 sec x 30 frames per sec meant a total capture of 900 frames.
Next came the decision on how long the intervals between the shots? Depending on the subject matter this could vary wildly, but I decided on one shot every 10 seconds for the slow moving clouds and sheep. So that's 6 shots per minute, 360 per hour, so to achieve 900 frames the camera was set to record shots over 2.5 hours!
Jacqueline and Geoff moved to the beautiful Isle of Arran in 2012, and have been visiting since 1998.