Katka Pruskova: Timelapsing Flowers
This magnificent flowers timelapse compilation was created by Czech photographer Katka Pruskova. Using her Canon EOS 5D Mark II she took over 7100 photos in more than 730 hours (!). She shot 7 different flowers (Amaryllis, Lilies, Zygocactus, Rose, Gladiolus, Tulip, Gardenia) and combined them into a video of less then 3 minutes.
According to Pruskova the entire project was shot using a homemade “studio” that was made in a cabinet. She covered the back of the cabinet with black cloth, the flower was placed in the middle, and the whole cabinet was then covered with another cloth to isolate it from light (keeping the light constant) Two led lamps were used to illuminate the flowers.
Pruskova also mentioned that some flowers bloomed in hours but some took several days. Therefore the interval between photos varies from few seconds to several minutes depending on the type of flower (a process which required several try and error to learn).