No tripod in New York City, no problem! Israeli artist with a T2i captures the Big Apple in a distinct way


posted Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 2:02 PM EST


Israeli visual artist Ynon Lan recently created a distinct time-lapse video for jazz/soul singer-songwriter Amana Melome's music video for her song "If and When."

What makes this video particularly interesting, besides the great music, is the brilliant editing techniques that Lan utilized. Per Canon Watch, the hundreds of still photos that were used to make the video were all captured using natural light and Ynon didn't use a tripod. The lack of stabilization gives the video a really neat, unique look and feel.

On top of utilizing only natural light and foregoing a tripod, the photography equipment used was low-key as well. Rather than use new, expensive gear, Lan made do with a Canon T2i from 2010, a Canon 50mm f/1.8 and a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. This video, plus the April POTD contest winners, show that you don't need the latest gear to make great imagery.

If you'd like to view more of Ynon Lan's portfolio of work, visit his website. He also made a short film, "Still NYC," which you can see below.

(Seen via Canon Watch)