Photojojo » The Ultimate Guide to Time-Lapse Photography” on multimediashooter.com links to an article on time-lapse photography. Time-lapse photography is a process of compiling multiple images over a series of time to create a video showing change during that time period.

Multimediashooter.com linked to this article about time-lapse photography by Photojojo.

Why did I choose this article?

  • The title of this article caught my attention because I’m fascinated by the progression of time and time-lapse video.
  • I was interested to learn how such a technique is achieved.

What is great about the article?

  • The article gave a detailed description of the process.
  • It includes products that are useful in achieving the best results.
  • A video example is included that is a cool demonstration of how it can be used.
  • Near the bottom of the page are links for extra things possible with time-lapse photography such as making a flip book or photo montage.

Why should journalism and communications students care?

  • People like time-lapse videos.
  • Time-lapse videos go viral online.
  • Some feature stories could be illustrated or accompanied by a time-lapse video. (Examples: construction site for a new building, crowd gathering for a major event, snail race mentioned in article.)
  • Time-lapse videos aren’t used in many journalism websites but as they are becoming more popular on YouTube, perhaps journalists can jump on the bandwagon and start experimenting.

This video of a girl growing up went viral on YouTube. It currently has over 7 million views.

What can we learn about becoming better content creators from reading this piece?

  • First of all, this article teaches users how to shoot time-lapse videos in an easy-to-follow step by step instruction format. It can teach anyone how to make such content.
  • This illustrates that content extends beyond still pictures and video.
  • Media can be combined. Time-lapse photography is a mix of still photography and video.
  • As content creators, we have more tools available to us than just a camera.
  • Content involves editing and sometimes manipulation.
  • Content creators must be skilled not just in taking pictures and video, but organizing it and knowing editing skills including Photoshop and video editing.
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