Time-lapse photography has become very popular in the last few years. This is the method used to capture light-trails. Photographers also use it to capture the movement of the moon. Or space rockets firing into the sky. This is a great way to deal with low light conditions. It is also used to show a lot of action in a very short amount of time.
There are many different cameras you can use for time-lapse photography. These can range from DSLRs, Go Pros and even mirrorless versions. The only caveat is that the system needs to be digital. This is because you will be taking hundreds of images in a short period of time. Also, checking your scene is very import. This could be the focus through live view and the exposure. Checking your images lets you know if you’re on the right path. But be aware that older camera systems might give you more challenges. They may lack the quality needed to produce these stunning videos.
The time lapse itself consists of hundreds, even thousands of images to show a scene, emphasis on the movement. A tripod holds the camera still, and it holds it for you. This saves your arms and mental statur
Tripods are a necessary evil. They are cumbersome and heavy, adding more weight to your already camera-bag-of-burden. I’m pretty sure Ansel Adams swore for hours, trekking around national parks with his large format and tripod, yet you never hear of it.