Those Crazy Timelapse Videos We All Love Take A Whole Lot Of Work

The Creators Project recently visited with timelapse photographer Michael Shainblum as he undertook the capturing of California’s scenic landscape. Shainblum explains that you really don’t need a ton of fancy equipment to create beautiful sequences. The essentials can be boiled down to a decent prosumer DSLR, a wide-angle lens, and a tripod.

Of course, to produce the calibre of video coming from Shainblum and those like him usually involves a few more bells and whistles, like the motorised dolly that he lugs through various landscapes. Some serious post-production chops can’t hurt either.

You might say that timelapse photography has grown so popular that it has turned into a formulaic exercise. But it’s clear that people like Shainblum love what they do, and don’t you even try to deny the joy you get from full-screening one of those bad boys and just basking in the scenery. [The Creators Project via ISO 1200]