Landscape Timelapse

Sometimes it can be fun and go out and experiment with a camera. Especially if it’s something you do not usually need to do or know a great deal about in everyday life being a Corporate Photographer in London. I have never actually been asked to capture time laps professionally but wanted to have a play at it just in case someone does!

The old and correct way was using cinematic film and shooting over a period of time and then speeding the whole process up in edit to the desired effect. With digital cameras it’s pretty much the same procedure by taking a sequence of frames and joining them up into a cinematic view in post edit on computer.

I think some of the best ones done are where a camera is positioned and the operator does sequences of perhaps a structure being built or building project that can take a good deal of time but weeks worth of events are crammed into a few minutes of time. Also the ones where there are high skyscraper views over a city and the day turns to night and all the lights come to life on all the buildings. Next time I’m in a hotel on the 25th floor I promise I will do one and share with you.

The process is pretty simple once you have understood how many frames you need for the period of time you want the ‘video’ to run for. One second of time equals 25 frames in video in the UK. So two hundred images will give you an eight seconds clip. Most modern cameras give you a nine hundred and ninety nine frame count in one shoot but this can be overridden and reset. The only problem I have with this method is that you need to stay with the camera as its shooting its sequence on a tripod that is a necessity, because you cannot leave you valuable camera unattended due to theft! The only way this can be done is if you have a safe box that the camera unit is actually locked away in and this in turn is fastened securely to a mounting on site.

Good Luck if you give it a go, this is one I did one breezy afternoon recently just for fun.

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UKHO Commercial Conference 2014, London

Alternative Images corporate photography was asked to cover the 2014 conference at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington again this year for The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. The conference was about the ever increasing database of digital information to be used alongside the traditional use of paper maps in navigating ships around the world and the many ports they have to visit.

The conference was attended by approximately ninety people who have a great interest in the information discussed by UKHO during the day. Alternative Images covered all the morning presenters’ shots and organised before the afternoon session a group photograph on stage of the attendees where they will each receive a print copy.

Together, the ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service and ADMIRALTY Raster Chart Service give you easy access to the world’s widest suite of digital charts. Ideal for both planning and navigation, they can help simplify operational tasks and improve situational awareness.

AVCS provides the widest official digital chart coverage available, allowing ships to navigate to 4,000 of the busiest ports in the world. When this coverage is used alongside ARCS, bridge crews can quickly identify additional information – such as dredged depths and berth names – that can help to improve efficiency and safety on the bridge. This combination of wide coverage, familiarity and ease of use gives you the most trusted digital chart service for ships trading internationally.

Peter Austin of Alternative Images Photography has worked with this client over many years being an established business in conference photography and video production.

UKHO Commercial Conference 2014

UKHO Commercial Conference 2014 London

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