Natalie and I usually have fancy date nights at fancy places with fancy people and fancy music playing... like this one:
This is my first foray into timelapse photography. I've always found it extremely interesting... and I hope to tackle some more interesting projects, but I thought this would be a good start.
If you're interested in making your own time lapse photography, here are the tools I used (and a couple I found and didn't have to use).
- A webcam. I used a Logitech C200. $30. Available at Walmart.
- Webcam Timershot Powertoy for XP-- this saves JPG files at specified intervals from your webcam. I've seen lots of people have problems with the program not detecting webcams, and I've actually had a lot of trouble in the past, but I had no trouble with mine now.
- Yawcam-- free webcam software with motion detection, FTP upload... seems very cool. You can even set it up as a quickie security system! I will probably use this in the future because Timershot doesn't support Vista or Windows 7.
- JPGVideo-- this takes a series of JPG files and combines them to create a video file.
- Windows Movie Maker-- I use this to do editing, video compression, and adding music and effects.
Simple-- and all (except the webcam) free! Hurrah!