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Secret life of coral: See the jaw-dropping time-lapse for which a Canon 7D and laptop gave their lives


 
 

As video subjects go, there can be few which are harder to film than coral. The marine invertebrate colonies that make up a coral reef are undeniably photogenic, but shooting on a fragile reef out in the real world brings a million challenges. But even just shooting coral in an aquarium is tough. Not only do you...

Get out and shoot at night with this 20-minute tutorial on how to make a night sky timelapse (VIDEO)

 
 

If you've ever watched an incredible timelapse video, and asked yourself how they do that, this is your chance to learn the basics, and give it a try. Acclaimed timelapse artist Dustin Farrell has just released a 20 minute tutorial video, taking you through how he makes his incredible videos, from top to bottom.

In an...

Magic Lantern video manages to correctly expose both the Moon and Saturn in one video

 
 

If you've ever taken a shot at shooting the night sky, you know that a bright moon can completely overwhelm everything else. Expose for the Moon, and you lose the stars. Expose for the rest of the sky, and the Moon gets blown out. But thanks to the capabilities of the Magic Lantern firmware hack for Canon cameras, one...

Watch an ice crystal form with this incredible microscope snowflake timelapse (VIDEO)

 
 

We've seen no shortage of timelapses over the years here at Imaging Resource, but this one is a bit different. For one, it's probably the smallest we've ever seen, as it's been shot through a microscope. It also captures one of nature's most interesting phenomena: the formation of a single, unique snowflake.

We wish we...

Pocket Tripod is a clever little iPhone stand that fits in your wallet


 
 

With the iPhone being one of the most popular picture-taking devices, we see a lot of accessories being made for it with the goal of boosting its usability. One such item is the Pocket Tripod, which is a foldable iPhone stand that actually fits in your wallet's credit card compartment.

Thanks to its clever...

Stylish time-lapse shows another side to one of the world’s most built-up cities


 
 

Think of Hong Kong, and the picture in most people's minds is probably of the city itself: built-up, densely populated, teeming with life, activity and neon signs. There's another side to Hong Kong, though, one most tourists don't get to see. Almost three quarters of Hong Kong's land is made up of remote areas,...

“The Lion City” is a stunning combination of both time lapse and tilt shift (VIDEO)

 
 

Photographer Keith Loutit has combined two popular videography methods into one incredible video of Singapore, and it's an absolutely stunning look at his home city in a rather unconventional way.

For The Lion City, he shot a series of time lapse videos, and developed his own methods for the tilt shift component of the...

Sumptuous Barcelona time-lapse: Half a terabyte of photos, 100 subway rides—and it’s worth every one


 
 

We've linked to quite a few cool time-lapse videos on the Imaging Resource news page, but a new Vimeo Staff Pick uploaded last week has to rank among the best -- and quite likely, the most labor-intensive. Alexandr Kravtsov spent no less than three months shooting the Catalonian capital of Barcelona in northeastern...

Watch these wonderful time lapses that stretch from 10K down to Instagram (VIDEO)

 
 

Time lapses are a big thing right now. Thanks to built-in functionality, camera hacks, and smartphone apps, it seems that just about any camera can be tweaked to compress long periods of time into a quick video. And with this boom in the medium comes experimentation, which means we're seeing time lapses that range from...

Just in time for iOS 7, TriggerTrap Mobile app gets a cleaner, skeumorph-free interface


Good news, iOS fans! Popular remote release app TriggerTrap Mobile has just received a major overhaul, and it now sports a brand-new, much cleaner user interface. (Not coincidentally, it looks a whole lot like the interface used by the current Android beta release, which got underway a month ago.)

If you're not familiar with TriggerTrap...

Yosemite National Park time-lapse video of Rim Fire shows unique vantage on blaze’s powerful path

 
 

Earlier this week we showed images and video of the Rim Fire that is currently devastating Northern California and Yosemite National Park. Today we saw another video, this time filmed and published by the Yosemite park staff, that gives us a broader look at how the fire is raging. This time-lapse video, shot from...

Awesome videos capture the afterglow of Perseid meteors exploding in the night sky


In late July and early August each year, there's a free show in our night skies as planet Earth passes through debris left along the orbit of comet Swift-Tuttle. It's known as the Perseid meteor shower, and because of Swift-Tuttle's orbit, it's best viewed in the northern hemisphere.

Although the Perseids are set to continue through the end...

Watch an old photo get painstakingly repaired and colorized in minutes in this timelapse video

 
 
 
 

Despite all the useful software tools available these days, photo restoration and colorization is still a painstaking process that can take countless hours to do right. Thankfully, there are services like THS Photo Restoration & Colorization, which not only repairs...

Amazing time-lapse video captures the fearsome beauty of a supercell thunderstorm


If you're trapped beneath one, a supercell -- sometimes known as a rotating thunderstorm -- can be a terrifying thing. Beneath the ominously swirling cloud you'll often findyourself facing torrential rain or hail, strong winds, lightning, and floods, not to mention the risk of tornadoes. Seen from the safety  of your living room, though, a...

The grandeur and glory of Rome captured in stunning time-lapse video made with Sony A99

 
 

When time-lapse videos are done well, they can really capture the beauty of a place or event. We've featured the gorgeous videos of Enrique Pacheco before -- including this movie tour of Morocco --  and he outdoes himself with a brand new time-lapse of Rome, Italy, which is downright glorious.

In the 2:45-minute clip,...

New Mac / Windows app brings your timelapse videos to life without expensive hardware


Snap quiz: What are the hallmarks of every great time-lapse video? Admittedly, the answers are pretty obvious -- time and motion -- but there's a little more to it than that. The best time-lapse videos don't typically rely on subject motion alone. Often, they inject a sense of life into the scene by adding camera motion as well, changing your...

Death Valley time-lapse captures rare (and beautiful) southern aurora

 
Desert aurora over Death Valley National Park, California on March 17th. 2013. Believed to be related to a CME (Coronal Mass Eruption) solar event that night, which likely triggered what we see. (Photo by Gavin Heffernan)

Normally, to catch a view of the aurora, you either need to be pretty far in the Northern latitudes to...

Beautiful time-lapse video captures the surprising nuances of the Antarctic


We're all familiar with time-lapse video, to the point that it's become something of a cliché. Readily-available dedicated cameras with time-lapse or interval modes and a panoply of smartphone time-lapse apps have made the effect one with which we can easily experiment. A new 2K, time-lapse video shot in the Ross Sea by marine scientist...

Vincent Laforet video offers helpful tips on time lapse photography

 
 

Ever wonder how to create one of the many stunning time-lapse videos we've featured on Imaging Resource? Well, if you have about six minutes to spare, this video tutorial shot on location in Bryce Canyon, Utah by Canon Explorer of Light Vincent Laforet should help get you started.

Called "The Basics of Time Lapse...

Watch three years of sun footage in three minutes

 
 

NASA has had its Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) trained directly at the Sun for the last three years, providing a steady stream of images since 2010, keeping us informed on the state of our star. Now NASA has compiled all those images into a video, creating a three-minute time lapse from three years of footage.

The...