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 - in the case of this video, I took 192 photos for each shot. 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 essentially just had two full days in Beijing. I arrived Friday evening, and left Monday morning. I also rationed my SD card space since after Beijing I was going to Macau (vimeo.com/118453158). 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 'email@example.com' 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 and SAL 50 f/1.4
Images edited with Adobe Lightroom
Stills were rendered into videos using LRTimelapse 3
Song: Magic and Mystery
Album: Magic and Mystery
Artist: Kite Flying Robot
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