Over this last summer photographer Shane Black and two of his friends left their jobs to spend a 2 month trip travelling the country taking pictures and teaching workshops. Over the course of that two month trip the team traveled through 32 states, visited 13 national parks, and drove close to 13,000 miles.
It was a trip filled with endless hours cooped up in a van, exploring breathtaking landscapes, sharing stories and laughs..
Due to the amount of driving required on the trip it was a constant exercise in time management as the guys had little time to stop and shoot. Shane states in the description to the video that it was a constant race against the light, something I think that many travel photographers understand.
According to Shane the processing for the video was done with Lightroom 4, LRTimelapse, and After Effects. He was also kind enough to include a gear list of the gear that the team used to create the video:
- Canon 5D Mark II
- Canon 5D Mark III
- Canon 24mm f/1.4 L
- Canon 16-35mm F/2.8
- Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II
- Canon 85mm f/1.2L
- Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
- Lee Filters
- Manfrotto Tripods
Not a bad bit of gear, but not way out there either. A solid setup, and certainly something that any of you could get your hands on to create your own amazing time lapse videos like this. I really enjoy time lapse videos like this one that show the beauty of our country. It is easy to forget that beauty like this exists when you live in the city. Get out there and explore, have an adventure and make sure to take some amazing images! Enjoy your weekend everyone.