Timelapse videos are unique because they show time passing sped up that we just cannot see (or have the patience to see) with the human eye. But sometimes, the video format is just not conducive to what we are trying to achieve. Case in point, photographer and motion designer Dan Marker-Moore wanted to share a beautiful sunset timelapse on Instagram, before Instagram added the video feature.
So Marker-Moore created a timeslice photograph that showed passage of time, specifically sunrise and sunset, in one static image. Time slice images are a set of images, taken at the exact same location over a period of time. These images are then composited to show a fixed timelapse like this image below:
To create these images, Marker-Moore uses a camera, a tripod and an intervalometer to capture the images. The images are then composited in After Effects or Photoshop.
“I like to approach each timeslice a little differently, and explore what works for the scene,” Maker-Moore said in an interview with The Creator’s Project. “A lot of them fall flat. In fact, I shoot and edit quite a few that don’t work for each one that I share. Important aspects of a winning timeslice include good variation of color in the sky and strong subject. I really think I’ve only begun to explore design possibilities.“
His time slice images are all cityscapes at the moment, but Marker-Moore is experimenting with landscapes and hopes to come out with a series of landscape images soon.
[Via The Creator’s Project]