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Timelapse Photography: Night Sky Shooting

Rich Harrington

About this course

Shooting timelapse video is a fun activity that can yield fantastic results—if you have the right gear and skills. Rich Harrington shows you what to bring and what to do (in field and in post) to get great-looking nighttime timelapses. Learn how to create a stable platform for the shoot, illuminate objects on the ground, calculate the right shooting interval and exposure, and locate constellations and planets using a few handy apps. Rich also shares techniques for capturing multiple exposures and sunsets accurately. In the final chapter, he'll show how to develop your shots with Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic and assemble the videos with tools such as After Effects, LRTimelapse, Photomatix, and Photoshop. Plus, get some tips that will help you fake star trails and smooth out noisy images.


Topics include:

  • Choosing the right gear
  • Setting up the camera: adding stability and balance
  • Choosing the right interval for shooting
  • Monitoring the shot in the field
  • Developing test shots
  • Putting the camera in motion
  • Assembling shots in After Effects, LRTimelapse, Photomatix, and Photoshop
  • Creating star trails

Curriculum

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • What You Should Know & Location
  • The Gear You Need
  • Preview
    Setting Up the Camera
  • Capturing the Shot
  • Finishing the Shot - Part 1
  • Finishing the Shot - Part 2
  • Conclusion

About this course

Shooting timelapse video is a fun activity that can yield fantastic results—if you have the right gear and skills. Rich Harrington shows you what to bring and what to do (in field and in post) to get great-looking nighttime timelapses. Learn how to create a stable platform for the shoot, illuminate objects on the ground, calculate the right shooting interval and exposure, and locate constellations and planets using a few handy apps. Rich also shares techniques for capturing multiple exposures and sunsets accurately. In the final chapter, he'll show how to develop your shots with Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic and assemble the videos with tools such as After Effects, LRTimelapse, Photomatix, and Photoshop. Plus, get some tips that will help you fake star trails and smooth out noisy images.


Topics include:

  • Choosing the right gear
  • Setting up the camera: adding stability and balance
  • Choosing the right interval for shooting
  • Monitoring the shot in the field
  • Developing test shots
  • Putting the camera in motion
  • Assembling shots in After Effects, LRTimelapse, Photomatix, and Photoshop
  • Creating star trails

Curriculum

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • What You Should Know & Location
  • The Gear You Need
  • Preview
    Setting Up the Camera
  • Capturing the Shot
  • Finishing the Shot - Part 1
  • Finishing the Shot - Part 2
  • Conclusion