I am a photographer from East Hertfordshire/Essex/London. I started this blog to share some of my photography ideas and thinking. This blog is a mixture of my photography, thinking behind some photo shoots and some equipment reviews. The reviews are just my user experience and nothing more. My passion is portraits, editorial and fashion photography.
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I was in Rovaniemi, a town on the edge of Artic Circle in
Finnish Lapland for two weeks on a business trip. I always photograph my trips, but this time I
wanted to do something different. As
well as photography I also want to produce a time lapse video. With that in mind, I took my Olympus E-PL1
with me. I decided I will only take the
kit lens with me. For video work, I much
prefer the Pentax manual focus lenses, but for trip I took the kit lens and a
table top tripod. From my past
experience the temperature at reach -35°C.
I know I do not want to change lens at that temperature.
Since the E-PL1 does not have an interval meter built
in, I had to improvise. What I did was
to set the camera to continuous shooting mode, set the Anti Shock delay to
2s. The anti shock function was designed
to add a time delay between pressing the shutter button and actually taking a
photo. After setting up the camera as I
want it, I use a rubber band to wrap around the shutter button and added a
small coin to keep the button pressed.
images were going to be imported into video editing software and the final
video will be viewed on TV or computer, I set the image size to 16:9 ratio and
shot at low resolution. Once the start
the camera shooting, I just left it to carry on until I got enough footage.
As well as time
lapse images I also took quite a lot of video footage. In the end, I had to edit most of them out,
otherwise it will be an overlong video.
I used Sony Vegas HD 11 to produce my video and found it quite difficult
to use. It is a powerful piece of
software and I will try to master it. I
am sure it will get easier with use.
I love the
creativity of video and time lapse and definitely want to work on this much
more in future. The video I
produced from my trip to Finland can be viewed on Vimeo. I hope you like it.
As well and time lapse
photography, I also took some panoramic images.
Here are a couple of examples of panoramic photos from this trip.