Advanced Time-lapse Techniques

In the video above photographer Jay P. Morgan (from the Slanted Lens) takes a look at shooting timelapse videos with and without movement of the camera, from different angles and at different times and combining them all together.

Combining day/night, morning and evening in a timelapse can have beautiful results however creating this effect in a way that will be seamless is not always a simple task. In the video Morgan gives specific settings for shooting in the day, evening and for shooting stars in a timelapse.

As you can see in the video Morgan uses the Syrp Genie mini which we are currently reviewing (the full review will be published very soon on LensVid) and is a great tool for getting horizontal movement for timelapses.

Bonus video: Jay P. Morgan on shutter speed in timelapses


In the past we also looked at another timelapse related video by Morgan entitled “Combining Time Lapse and Video at Sunset” and we posted several other guides for shooting timelapses including a step by step one by  Corey Rich as well as a  very comprehensive guide to time-lapse photography with photographer Vincent Laforet in 3 parts (the first episode in the series here and the second video here and the 3′rd can be found here) as well as a much more basic guide by photographer Gavin Hoey called “Timelapse Photography Tutorial“.

You can find all of Jay P. Morgan’s videos here on LensVid on the following link. As always you can find more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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