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.

The Creative Mind: Why you shouldn't compare your Chapter 2 to someone's Chapter 12

The Creative Mind: Why you shouldn't compare your Chapter 2 to someone's Chapter 12

Are you feeling lost in the continuing expanse that is Creativity? Have you just witnessed the most epic / stunning / must see / amazing  timelapse you've ever laid your eyes upon but didn't capture it as you thought? At some stage or another a little voice in the back of your head will place doubt into your mind as to whether you're pursuing the right path in your career. Let me explain...

Timelapse Kit Review: 3 Legged Thing

Timelapse Kit Review: 3 Legged Thing

Tripods - the rock behind every timelapse - whether they're holding just a camera, a motion control track or breaking your back with their additional weight, you'll need one (or a monopod) to shoot successfully.  I was fortunate to be given one at the Photography Show earlier in the year and here's what I think...

How to timelapse an event: The Photography Show 2015

How to timelapse an event: The Photography Show 2015

Event Photography is demanding, hectic and often riddled with changes of plan - the 'live' tv version of shoots. Throw into the mix the addition of timelapse and you've got a whirlwind of chaos.  The key to success here is control and that comes with planning.

20 Fourteen: In Loving Memory of Rob's Back and Right Leg

20 Fourteen: In Loving Memory of Rob's Back and Right Leg

As I sit here typing this, my legs ache, my neck aches - everything aches.  I'm still shivering and if there were a human size microwave available, I'd pop myself in and hit defrost! But what's this all about?  If you've been following my story for a while, you'll know that every January I'll release a reel of clips and highlights covering my shoots from the previous year.  This year, however, has been nothing short of manic and the usually slow January and February in tv land proved to be otherwise so I've not found the time to get round to it as well.   Boo hoo I hear you cry.  Well, the thing is, I also wanted to shoot an idea I had and I've been waiting on some decent weather to coincide with my schedule...

How to Timelapse a plane being painted

How to Timelapse a plane being painted

I know.  It's fast approaching mid-February and I've not made a blog post for nearly two months now.   Ironically, I haven't had the time, even though most of my colleagues in the industry imagine that I spend all day listening to my camera click at varying intervals and spend said time sleeping, reading, watching films or generally just being lazy.   In my busiest January on record since I started Chadchud back in 2010, I've been somewhat absorbed and preoccupied with looking after 12 shoots and around 28 cameras.  Anyway - here's one of those weeks...

Lapse London: The results!

Lapse London: The results!

On Saturday the 6th December I was invited to do a talk about motion timelapse at an event set up by Triggertrap to create the world's first crowd-sourced timelapse of London.   I've not done much in the way of public speaking since I was asked to do a reading at church when I was a kid and subsequently broke down into a blubbering mess, overcome with emotion, nerves and not liking the whole 'situation'.  What could go wrong?

Timelapse How To: Tower Bridge, London

Timelapse How To: Tower Bridge, London

Opened on the 30th June 1894, Tower Bridge in London is a combination of a Bascule and Suspension Bridge.  It's recently undergone a makeover with the addition of glass floor sections in the East and West walkways which gave me an idea...

Lapse London: A crowdsourced timelapse of London

Lapse London: A crowdsourced timelapse of London

Are you interested in developing your skills in Timelapse Photography?   On Saturday 6th December 2014, Triggertrap will be hosting a free event at their London HQ and we'll be attempting to capture London in all it's glorious detail, frame by frame.

Timelapse Rewind: Latitude 2013

Timelapse Rewind: Latitude 2013

Back in the days when I had gone feral and my beard was out of control, I'd long had an idea to try and timelapse a projection of a slow motion clip somehow but with a lack of time and the facilities to accomplish this, my best route was to try and convince someone to help me do it!