I’ve been trying new things with my photography lately. I really want to see where my tools can take me and find out just how much of a story I can tell with my camera. So, this last weekend I attempted some time lapse photography down by the Chicago River:
This short vignette of blue hour was about 10 minutes worth of time. I hope you notice just how much the light can change in ten minutes! I might post a few more videos soon. I’m also experimenting with recording sounds during my photographs. But at the moment, the app for doing that in camera doesn’t allow me to share this very well outside of Sony’s own ecosystem.
Here’s a tip when doing time lapse: Don’t make any mistakes! It’s a pain to make corrections in post. Also, no matter how heavy you think your tripod is, you may want to weigh it down with something, especially if it’s a bit windy.
Anyways, I’m hoping to do more to tell better stories with light and sound.
Here’s a picture I took earlier that same day. The birds were chirping, the wind was blowing, and the lake looked like is used to be the place you did not want to be.