Independence Hall Time Lapse Video


On the weekend of July 21 – 23, 2017 I traveled to Philadelphia, PA. I was there to see a concert, but before and after the show there was plenty of time to sight see and play tourist. I’ve visited Philly once before (for work) but this was to be my first time seeing some of the historic locations like Liberty Hall. On this trip I got to see the Liberty Bell and go inside Liberty Hall as well as seeing a number of beautiful parks and doing a little night time long exposure shooting.

After we checked in to our hotel (the beautiful Kimpton Hotel Monaco) and I saw the incredible view we had from our 8th floor room I had an idea to set up my backup camera to capture a series of still images to assemble into a time lapse video.

I set my remote shutter release to 30 second intervals and used a 32gb card to capture over 1,000 high resolution (5K) still images. The captures started at 8:30am and continued for more than 9 hours as a gorgeous morning turned into a stormy evening. To keep the camera shooting while I was out sightseeing I used a power supply instead of relying on batteries.

Next week I’ll put together a video that shows the equipment I used to get the shots and how I used Adobe Lightroom and Premiere to edit all the images and turn them into a time lapse video.


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