Typical of a family business, even a holiday becomes a work project. On my recent trip to the UK, I decided to take along a JYC timer remote. Naturally, I also took along my Canon 60D camera, 16-35mm wide angle lens and Manfrotto tripod. My idea was to photograph the famous landmark, the London Eye, using a long exposure time. My current interest in DSLR videography lead me to planning a time lapse sequence. I would take photographs every few seconds from the time the sun touches the horizon until the sky is black and stars appear.
I planned to use the camera meter to individually expose every image (using shutter priority – The aperture remains of f22) and adjust as the light changed (the shutter speed increases as it gets darker). My initial estimate was about 300 or so images to give me a 10 second clip, I eventually took over 400 exposures as the sky was not yet dark enough in reality and I wanted the last few exposures to reach at least 30 seconds each.
I chose to shoot this sequence as well as produce a YouTube clip explaining the process. Below is a link to that clip as well as an outline of the functions of the JYC remote timer. The remote timer is available from Studio22 in a wired and wireless option.
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I hope you enjoyed this clip.