While discussing wildlife and photography last Saturday with Robbie the subject of time lapse photography and camera traps came up, as Robbie acquired a trap earlier this year. Thinking about this with time on my hands as I take the train to work, I started to think about what and where to go with some different aspects of my photography.
With putting a lot of time into house projects this year, and the not inconsiderable price of fuel, my trips further and wider have been very limited. Now the wildlife garden giving me a good degree of interest but there is only so far you can go.
One of the thoughts I came up with is to do a time lapse compilation of a 12 month cycle of life through the seasons on the garden. But how to do it? What kit to use, how will the camera be controlled, powered, protected from the elements - lots of unknowns that I have never previously had to think about.
I was chatting it over with a work colleague who is also a very good photographer and he recommended a site to check out. Lots of great stuff on both time lapse and DSLR video can be found here.
Again, with the grey matter whirring, I have often thought about using the camera close to the wildlife using wide angle lenses and firing remotely - both for stills and video. So with that in mind, I ordered the Hahnel time lapse and remote wireless trigger release today shown below.
It will be delivered tomorrow so I will get testing over the weekend and see how we get on. It seems to have some pretty good reviews so we will see.
Meanwhile, I need to think further about some time lapse stuff. Please let us know of your experiences or other useful resources that you have found.