Day to Night: Making the Holy Grail of Time Lapses

Time lapse clips are an excellent way to add interest to your videos and illustrate a passage of time (featured image screen capture from video. credit to Vic VideopIC)

There is nothing quite like watching a well-done time lapse video sequence. These simple, yet nuanced video clips are created by combining a ton of still frames at a constant interval over a set period of time and then combining them all on a timeline to create a video clip. But in locations where the light changes rapidly, getting your exposure to be consistent throughout the time lapse can be difficult. For long time lapse videos, and those covering a period of time during the day and into the night, many photographers struggle with how to shoot and process this sort of project.

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