When I travel, like most people, I like to photograph my experiences. However, I think at times people can get too caught up with photographing their surroundings as opposed to taking them in with their own eyes. These days when I travel I like to do something I call a "Time Lapse Travel Log". In order to get a time lapse shot, I need to take numerous photos. Working with RAW files, I can only take a limited amount of photos. I look at each shot in the video as a 'photo'. In a way, I think of it as having a 35mm camera with just one roll of film. I need to only take the shots that I like or the shots that matter. Since it takes a while to get one 'shot' or 'scene', I get the luxury of taking in the surroundings and it forces me to take a moment to slow down, as opposed to hurrying around to see as many sights and places as possible.
In this case, I had one day and night in Macau. I arrived Monday evening, and left Tuesday evening. I also rationed my SD card space since before Macau I was in Beijing (vimeo.com/115081419). Yeah yeah SD cards are cheap and I could buy many more, but being slightly limited forces me to think about what shot I will get, and if it is worth it to me.
All of these time lapse shots are 4K ready. For any inquires about these time lapse shots, or any others, please contact me at 'firstname.lastname@example.org' or at +82 010.2481.1722. I am based in Seoul, South Korea. smukalla.com
Camera: Sony a99
Lenses: Sony SAL 28 f/2.8 / SAL 50 f/1.4 / SAL 85 f/2.8
Images edited with Adobe Lightroom
Stills were rendered into videos using LRTimelapse 3
For Beijing and Macau I had about 100gb of SD card space. I'd rather not lug around my MacBook Pro and hard drives on a trip where I want to travel light.
Song: The Sun
Artist: Kim Jung Mi
Album: Beautiful Rivers and Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun (1958-1974)
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