Intro by Skip Cohen
Everyday technology is changing and making it easier for photographers to be truly creative artists. In searching through the archives of "Mirrorless Photo Tips," I found this post by my buddy Mark Toal. I'm sharing two different videos along with his post. The first is under two minutes and a "how-to" demo of time lapse photography with a LUMIX LX100. The second video is an example Mark did for a company in Oregon.
Both videos are a kick to watch, especially when you start thinking about other applications. For me, I see it as an ideal add-on with a bridal client capturing the set up for the reception. Think about how many hours the couple has spent planning their reception. From centerpieces to food to the seating and room decorations, typically there have been what seems like an endless number of hours in the planning process. They rarely see anything until they walk into the room after the ceremony.
Then there's children's photography. If you offer "day in the life" coverage, there's an opportunity to capture ten minutes of a child with their favorite toy, the family pet or their siblings. Again, it's the perfect addition to the coverage you're already providing.
Remember your primary goal. You need to exceed every client's expectations and make yourself habit-forming! Photography is a word of mouth business, and surprising a client with a time lapse memory maker might just be what gets them talking about you to all of their friends and more potential clients!
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By Mark Toal
I never thought I would have any use for the time-lapse feature that’s built-into my Lumix camera. Then I meet a group of guys in Hood River, Oregon that asked me to record 30-days they had to build a Rat Rod car for a competition.It’s easy to set up in any Panasonic Lumix camera that supports time-lapse. The directions shown in this video are for the Lumix LX100 but are the same for other Panasonic cameras.
I went on-line and learned as much as I could about time lapse, set up a Panasonic Lumix G6 that was clamped to a support beam in their garage in Hood River and took over 14,000 images over a 28 day period. I set the camera to shoot a photo every two minutes. Twice a week I would go out and put in a new SD card.
I learned that the easiest way to assemble the images is by using Apple’s QuickTime Pro software for the Mac OS or Windows. I found this tutorial on YouTube that perfectly explains the process . You can easily edit the finished time lapse video in QuickTime Pro or any video editing program.
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