Want to learn the ins-and-outs of timelapses? Check these guides out
Sydney-based timelapse photographer Matthew Vandeputte has released two (yes two!) new books about timelapse photography, and they're available for order now.
The first is the ultimate timelapse guide, which gives you everything you need to know to plan, shoot and process the highest quality timelapse sequences in the most efficient way possible. The book gathers over seven years of Vandeputte's commercial timelapse knowledge down into a 33 page e-book.
Here's what you get with the ultimate timelapse guide:
"On top of that you get an exclusive 15% timelapse gear discount code as well as my custom file management template to use when offloading footage," explains Vandeputte.
• A camera gear checklist
• How to plan and prepare your shoot
• How to shoot basic timelapses (static exposure)
• How to shoot advanced, holy grail timelapses (sunset or sunrise)
• How to prevent and solve flickering issues
• How to efficiently and consistently offload your shoot data
• Basic timelapse processing using Photoshop
• Advanced timelapse processing using Lightroom and LRTimelapse
• Advanced timelapse processing using the above and After Effects
"There's also a handy timing reference table and a free Lightroom ramping plugin tutorial. If I had to guess how much time this guide would have saved me from when I started out, it would easily add up to a few hundred hours. With a minimum wage of about $19 here in Australia, that comes down to $3,800."
The second book is the Astro Timelapse Guide. This 25 page e-book is an additional, stand alone guide that focusses on astrophotography timelapse techniques. Here's what you get:
• An astro photography gear list
• How to plan your astro timelapse shoot
• How to shoot astro timelapse sequences
• How to edit astro timelapse sequences
• How to deal with dew on your gear
• How to prevent stars from trailing
• How to create star trail photos using both Photoshop and StarStax
• 3 original RAW photos to edit yourself
• 2 Lightroom edit presets for astro timelapse sequences
Both books are available now, and there's even a discount if you buy them both at the same time. Check out the Matjoez store to order.