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Timelapse Photography: High-Dynamic Range (HDR) Timelapse

Rich Harrington

About this course

Take a trip to Zion National Park to shoot an HDR timelapse video, compliments of Rich Harrington and the crew at RHED Pixel. Watch as they show how to capture the sun as it moves across a rock face in this historic park and then enhance the natural beauty of the timelapse sequence with dramatic HDR development and toning techniques. Along the way, Rich explains what gear you'll need to capture the scene and protect your camera from the elements, and how to set up your camera to shoot JPEG or RAW, create an in-camera HDR sequence, and add finishing touches in post-production programs like Photomatix Pro, After Effects, and Camera Raw.


Topics include:

  • Staging the camera
  • Controlling the camera with an intervalometer or smartphone
  • Choosing the right interval for HDR
  • Shooting JPEG or RAW
  • Building a HDR test sequence
  • Developing HDR images
  • Organizing, assembling, and evaluating the shot in post

Curriculum1h 56m

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • Preview
    The Gear You Need
  • Setting Up the Camera
  • Capturing the Shot
  • Dramatic HDR: Finishing the Shot
  • Two-Pass HDR: Finishing the Shot
  • HDR Toning: Finishing the Shot
  • Conclusion

About this course

Take a trip to Zion National Park to shoot an HDR timelapse video, compliments of Rich Harrington and the crew at RHED Pixel. Watch as they show how to capture the sun as it moves across a rock face in this historic park and then enhance the natural beauty of the timelapse sequence with dramatic HDR development and toning techniques. Along the way, Rich explains what gear you'll need to capture the scene and protect your camera from the elements, and how to set up your camera to shoot JPEG or RAW, create an in-camera HDR sequence, and add finishing touches in post-production programs like Photomatix Pro, After Effects, and Camera Raw.


Topics include:

  • Staging the camera
  • Controlling the camera with an intervalometer or smartphone
  • Choosing the right interval for HDR
  • Shooting JPEG or RAW
  • Building a HDR test sequence
  • Developing HDR images
  • Organizing, assembling, and evaluating the shot in post

Curriculum1h 56m

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • Preview
    The Gear You Need
  • Setting Up the Camera
  • Capturing the Shot
  • Dramatic HDR: Finishing the Shot
  • Two-Pass HDR: Finishing the Shot
  • HDR Toning: Finishing the Shot
  • Conclusion