Choosing a Compact Camera

I’ve had my Nikon D90 for a while now, and I like it a lot. I have Nikon’s 18-200 VR lens, and both SB-600 and SB-800 flashes. I carry all of these with me every day. I use a LowePro Slingshot 200, which makes it all quite easy to carry, and keeps the camera quite […]

Time Lapse Photos (or Videos)

When I bought my new Canon G9 recently, I thought it was kind of cute that it could do time lapse photography, but I didn’t think it was something I’d ever really use. I’ve actually ended up using it quite a bit.

It’s just like shooting video, except it only takes one frame per second. The result is a high-speed video, compressing minutes of reality into a few seconds. It’s almost the opposite of photography – in photography, you’re chopping reality down to a single instant. Here, you’re taking a chunk of time, and compressing it down to not much more than an instant.

Here’s Sam climbing the steps at the bottom of Tiverton park: