Time Lapse Photography using Smartphone

Wikipedia says "Time-lapse photography is a cinematography technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that which will be used to play the sequence back. When replayed at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, and then played back at 30 frames per second; the result would be an apparent increase of speed by 30 times. Time-lapse photography can be considered to be the opposite of high speed photography."

Time Lapse Photography has been around for a long time, it is not something new but has been around before Internet was even available. According to Wikipedia, "the first use of time-lapse photography in a feature film was in Georges Méliès' motion picture Carrefour De L'Opera (1897)". However, time-lapse photgraphy can be considered a new feature to smartphones because this is going to become a build-in feature of all Android devices running Android 4.0 or later. For those running Android 3.x or earlier, there are a number of free and paid apps available for you to take time-lapse photos/videos (more on this in the next article). On Iphone, one would need to install a paid app to have this feature.

These videos are examples of what you can create by using Time Lapse Photography. What do you plan to film to show the world?

The following articles will give you more information to choose the best application and the tools you will need to use your new/old (retired) smartphone to take time lapse photography.

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