Winter provides the cold clear skies that create optimum photography conditions in Southern California; sunrise is relatively late, skies are generally clear and temperatures are usually moderate. Add a little weather plus surf and its an ideal winter photography location.
This Ventura Highway time-lapse at sunrise combines many photography and software technique to achieve the final clip. The best shooting time is the dusk or dawn hour with clear skies. The following are the stats and general workflow…..
265 JPEG (3,000 x 2,000) large, exposure 1/2 second and interval every 2 seconds
Nikon D7000, 10mm lens at f/4 with intervalometer
Bogen tripod and head with rubber foot grips
Download card and view files in Bridge. Deleted eight files for exposure anomalies to avoid flicker.
Select All, Open in Camera Raw, made minor adjustments to shadows, white balance and saturation to a middle image. Select All and Synchronize. Save Images as 12 JPEG sRGB into a separate folder.
Import Folder into Final Cut Pro, render and export as a ProRes 422 HD file. Wha-La!
Sound simple. If not, come join me for a three day time-lapse photography workshop this January in Ventura, to improve your photography and learn new time-lapse techniques.