A complete guide to time-lapse photography using the Fujifilm X-T3 camera. This tutorial covers preparing your camera settings, equipment needed, time-lapse tips and help, on-location advice, editing in Lightroom, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro, and recommendations for great time-lapse photos. The focus is using Fujifilm X-T2 and X-T3 series of cameras.
Produced and Directed by Chris Lee
All time-lapse, studio, and most location footage in this video was shot on the Fujifilm X-T3 camera. Washington DC segment shot on Canon 80D
To learn more about Jekyll Island, visit: https://www.jekyllisland.com/
This training video is organized as follows:
1. Setting up your camera for time-lapse
2. Equipment needed on location
3. How to avoid flicker
4. Processing your time-lapse photos
5. Best tips for shooting great time-lapse photos
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Memory cards. Put two of these in the XT-2/XT-3 and you won’t have to worry about running out of space. Here’s what I use: https://amzn.to/2N0Llpl. If you really don't want to worry about running out of space, get the 128 GB version. Also note as one of our viewers, Dennis van Mierlo, pointed out: "Set SD Card Slot setting to Sequential. By using two SD cards, you increase the storage capacity." Very good point there!!!
Best smartphone app to check location of sun: https://www.photoephemeris.com/ (I have no relationship with them -- I just put this link because it think it's a great app).
All the Jekyll Island and studio footage in this video was shot on the Fujifilm X-T3: https://amzn.to/34vncwH
Best non-Fujifilm camera I use for vlogging, some timelapse, and general background coverage: https://amzn.to/2PRvCei (Canon Powershot GX7)
A $11,500 very expensive time-lapse motion control system: https://camblock.com/. Don't buy this unless you have money to burn. Starting out, you are better off learning to use Final Cut Pro or Premier to add motion to your timelapse.
X2 6-Stop ND Filter: https://amzn.to/2ZbgNrg (make sure you choose your correct size!) These are great, but a bit on the more expensive side, filters. I used a 77mm but your needs might be different. Tiffen Filters: https://amzn.to/2ZpbBLJ
Tripod Sand Bag to stabilize tripod: https://amzn.to/340Puyy (don’t forget you need to get the sand! You can p/u some from home depot or whatever or use on location in a pinch)
LR Timelapse software: https://lrtimelapse.com/ (I have zero relationship with them and they have no idea I put this link here)
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