Learn How to Shoot Long-Term Construction Timelapse Photography
Beginners Start Here
Brand new to shooting long-term construction timelapse?
We’ve got your back!
Start here with our definitive introduction to the art and business of construction timelapse photography.
Then take a deep dive into one of the advanced topics below.
How to Make a Long Term Time Lapse Video
Working on a long term time lapse video takes a lot of planning and preparation. For a project that will take months or even years, it’s important to have all the details considered and covered before beginning, to ensure the best result possible.
Don’t Make These 10 Rookie Errors!
Long-Term Timelapse Mistake #1 of 10: Assuming short-term and long-term timelapse are the same.
While there are some similarities, photographers who don’t learn the key differences will face headaches and unhappy clients down the line.
Choose the Right Timelapse System
Taking regular photos is not the only feature you should look for when buying long-term timelapse equipment.
You also need to consider connectivity, image quality, power requirements, on-board storage, remote configuration, and the company behind it all.
Choose the Right Camera & Lens
Of course, you want the best photos possible…
…but you also want to keep costs down.
With so many cameras on the market, which is best for your construction timelapse project?
Best Camera Settings
Choosing the wrong camera settings for your long-term construction time lapse can result in missed photos and a lot of headache in the edit suite.
If you’re going to lock your camera inside a box, up a 20-foot pole for three years, you really want to make sure you’ve set it up right!
Post-Production Tools & Techniques
How do you take a long-term timelapse sequence (with more flicker than an 80s disco strobe!) and craft it into a great viewing experience?
You need to use the right tools and apply the right techniques to get the results that will delight your clients.
8 Essential Project Planning Tips
Poor planning can really mess up a construction timelapse project.
If you miss the concrete pour, you don’t get a second chance.
But, plan right, and you’ll avoid a whole lot of headache, and awkward conversations with your client.
Avoid Bill Shock With This Data Calculator
Time and again we see photographers caught off guard by a hefty cellular data bill.
Don’t let this happen to you!
All it takes is a simple calculation to plan properly and budget accordingly.
Nail Your Pitch; Win the Job!
You will struggle to win jobs when you focus your pitch on your own creative skills and artistic vision.
Instead, impress your clients by showing you understand their business problem and demonstrate how your service can solve it.
5 Free Timelapse Tools
If you’re doing construction timelapse, there are lots of great online tools you can use for free, often right from your browser, that will give you a leg up.
These can help reduce your workload, do large calculations fast and easily, or help you make stunning construction time lapse content.
We’ve collected five of our favorite timelapse tools together for you to check out.
Complete Guide to Construction Time Lapse | 2021 Edition
Our Complete Guide takes everything we’ve learned about long-term and construction time lapse over our 25 combined years of industry experience…
…and puts it into a single, master volume. This is your definitive how-to guide for all things construction time lapse in 2021.