The Victoria Amazonica - How to Timelapse a Water Lily

The Victoria Amazonica - How to Timelapse a Water Lily

Apart from the odd sunrise or sunset, I normally only get one shot at capturing each timelapse I undertake whilst shooting on location.  Unlike traditional filming, there's no 'cut' and start over from the director - there's often no director with me so I'm left to my own devices to get the shot in the can.  This task however, was a bit more of a rare occurance.  We're not talking solar eclipse rare; more of a couple of month's wait and by that time, I would have missed the transmission date anyway!

The 2016 Reel is finally here!

The 2016 Reel is finally here!

I know I usually realease my showreel at some point in January but it's been a hell of a start to 2017!  All good though may I add,  and for reasons that I can't disclose just yet, you'll just have to wait for my excuses - they're pretty good though!

How to create a seasonal timelapse part 2 with Grow Wild

How to create a seasonal timelapse part 2 with Grow Wild

In late 2015 I was given the opportunity to capture seasonal change of Grow Wild's four flagship sites dotted around Great Britain covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  The idea was to start filming in April 2016 and re-visit each site to capture the change in growth over a couple of seasons or so.

Timelapse Kit: Should I buy a used camera?

Timelapse Kit: Should I buy a used camera?

One of the questions I get asked most is what camera to buy for timelapse photography.  It's a question that I can't answer as I've shot timelapse on everything from a Canon AE1 to the Phase One - it's all down to personal taste and experimentation.  If you're starting out on a limited budget however, there's always the second hand market and it's not always bad news...

Creating a Monster - 24hrs at Broadway Tower

Creating a Monster - 24hrs at Broadway Tower

For the past few years there's been a lot of 'in my bag' posts where photographers list or take a picture of their kit.  For me that would be a challenge in itself as most of my kit is big bits of metal or just too long to fit into your average picture. 

Instead of a normal picture, I decided last year to show some of my kit in action on my 2014 showreel as a kind of mini intro to the video.  For this year's reel, I wanted to go big...

Time Travel: Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro

Time Travel: Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro

Renowned for it's islands poking out of the Adriatic sea as if they were coming up for air, Croatia is a beautiful spot for touring around on a boat but for this assignment, we were bound for a mainland-only tour to capture it's equally beautiful land based areas!  With a rainy start, would we get what we needed in time?

Ten More Timelapse Mistakes And How To Make Them

Ten More Timelapse Mistakes And How To Make Them

My previous post 'Timelapse mistakes and how to make them' proved to be pretty popular (even though people were still leaving their camera strap on for some unknown reason) so I decided to add another ten!   Again, I firmly stand by making mistakes as it's the only way to learn in a practical environment so feel free to make them, as I have done so...

Timelapse mistakes and how to make them

Timelapse mistakes and how to make them

Wait what? You want me to actually make mistakes? Yes - an unusual title for some to comprehend maybe and if you've not done them already, you probably will at some point.  We all make mistakes and it's the only way to learn in my view - practical knowledge is what gives us the experience. In this post, I'll be looking at how you can make mistakes to improve your technique.