Time Lapse Time

Time lapses have been something that have always fascinated me and I love some of the sequences people have created. After hanging out with my buddy and discussing time lapses I thought I would give it a go. I’ve recently moved into a high-rise overlooking the main exhibition grounds in my city and thought it would be cool to time-lapse the different events that happen on these grounds. I own a two cameras and although both support the ability to time-lapse either built-in or with an intervalometer they aren’t anything I can leave on for a couple of days outdoors. I started doing some research and decided that I would build my time-lapse rig using a raspberry pi. I’ve got the kit and I will be posting more on this over the coming months as I work on the code to run it and the housing and power system to get it running for extended periods of time. Here is the beginning of the time-lapse camera I’ll be building.

Raspberry Pi + Camera Kit
Raspberry Pi + Camera Kit

Meanwhile I’ve done some testing with one of my existing cameras to see if I really like doing time lapses and after a few short tests I’m going to go with yes. My ION Air pro 2 camera supports time lapses with intervals starting at 5 seconds all the way up to 60 seconds. I thought for my first I would attempt a sunset and this is the result.

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