Time-lapse Photography Courses

Time-lapse Photography Course

Time-lapse photography is a fantastically creative way to showcase the world around us. It involves taking a sequence of still photographs over a set time period and then putting all the stills together in the form of a short video clip.

This course in held at various locations in London because the most important element of a time lapse video is movement. London is a city that never stands still so there are always lots of locations that are perfect for the time lapse treatment. 

Whether it is people going about their business at a seemingly breakneck speed, clouds zooming across the sky as it they’re on steroids, a sunrise compressed into a few seconds of video; time lapse photography shows the world in a completely different way.

The great thing about time lapse photography is that you don’t need to buy loads of expensive kit. A basic DSLR or mirrorless camera will be absolutely fine along with your normal kit lens and a tripod. The only other piece of kit required is an interval timer. Many models of camera already have an interval timer built in. If your camera does not have this, a remote release with interval timer can be bought for a just few pounds. 

You will also need a basic video-editing software. There are many video-editing software packages available for free, so this isn’t an extra cost that you would need to worry about.  

This course is run on a one-to-one or a one-to-two basis.  After covering all the technical details involved in shooting a time lapse sequence,we will then go through the process of combining all the individual images shot for the sequence into a video clip.

There are a number of considerations to take into account when shooting a time-lapse sequence. How many images will be needed? How long does the interval need to be between shots? How long should the duration of the time-lapse be? Plus, of course the normal technical considerations such as exposure, depth of field, resolution, focusing and composition. We will cover all these issues during the course.

A time-lapse photography sequence can be shot anywhere. All you need is movement. You might want to shoot the stars at night, moving across the heavens, the tide rising and falling, or a sunrise or sunset. This course is held in our wonderful capital city of London because there is movement to capture on every bridge, road and street corner. If shooting more natural time-lapses is your preference, then all the skills you learn on this course are fully transferrable, so when it comes to shooting a time-lapse sequence of clouds skudding across the sky, wherever you may be, you’ll know how to do it.

For further details or to book a date for a time-lapse photography course please either email or call us.  Through payment of a deposit or full payment of this course, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of our photography courses as stipulated on our Terms and Conditions page.

If you wish to book a one-to-one time-lapse photography training day (or indeed a one-to-two day) with Steve, please either email us on our contact page and we can work out the perfect day for you or telephone us on (01245) 323519. Steve himself will work closely with you to ensure all your needs are fully catered for when it comes to our time-lapse photography training.

Please note that if you book a one-to-one or a one-to-two photography training course it can only be on a weekday (Monday – Friday) as weekends are taken up with our other courses.