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Controlling Time: An Intro to Time Lapse, Painting With Light, and More!

Dave Henry
January 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$49 Class
Canon Live Learning San Francisco
201 California St.
Suite 100
San Francisco, California 94111


Controlling time. That’s something most people have always dreamed of. We, as photographers, have the capability of controlling time with our cameras. 

Photographers can use long exposures to see past the capability the human eye. Turn hours into seconds using a time-lapse technique, as well as “painting with light” to create and capture surreal effects that are only visible to the camera. 

You will learn the basics of time-lapse photography including exposure, calculating timing and composition. After that, we will show you how to assemble all of it in the computer to create a time-lapse movie. 

Nighttime photography can be a mystery to most photographers. We will be showing you how to use long exposures and the bulb setting for nighttime cityscapes and “painting with light.” 

Another fascinating aspect of nighttime photography is capturing the moon and stars. You will learn how to get proper exposure, white balance and use other camera settings to make amazing images of the night sky. 

If you care to participate, there will be a time-lapse photography session during this class, utilizing the techniques learned so make sure you bring your DLSR camera with memory card and charged battery. You will also need a tripod, remote controller with time-lapse function (Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3*) or other compatible device that fits your specific camera. The time-lapse function is built into the EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R, EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 80D. 

*The TC-80N3 is only compatible with certain Canon DLSR cameras. Please visit the following link for more information: 

What you will learn: 

• Fundamentals of time-lapse photography 

• Light sources for painting with light 

• Exposures for stars and Milky Way photography 

• How to shoot fireworks displays 

• Creative effects manipulating the lens during long exposures 

What to bring: 

• Camera with a “kit” zoom lens 

• Memory card 

• Tripod 

• Remote release with built-in intervalometer (unless it is built into the camera body) 

What is provided: 

• Canon notebook, pen and lens cloth 

• Water and light snacks

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