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How To Create A Time Slice Photograph | Dan Marker-Moore

By Hanssie on April 6th 2015

Capturing the concept of time in photographs is not an easy task. We do so in time lapse videos and sped up footage, but showing it in a static image is seemingly impossible; in comes time slice photography and Dan Marker-Moore.

We featured Dan Marker-Moore’s work in this article a few months ago. A time slice photograph is where numerous images are composited into one image that shows a passage of time. A time slice, according to the video,  “takes slices of the same photograph, offset in time, from several seconds up to a few minutes.”


Now, Marker-Moore has released a short behind the scenes video of how he creates these compsites. He takes us through Hong Kong and Shanghai as he photographs up to a thousand photos for each time lapse, selecting only about 50  to create one time slice image. Marker-Moore also shows how he uses Lightroom and After Effects to create the incredible images that beautifully shows time passing, yet frozen.

Watch ‘Creating a Time Slice’

You can see more of Dan Marker-Moore’s time slice photographs here.

[Via Laughing Squid]

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Daniel Hollister

    OMG.. what great photos… Feel inspired to try this out myself

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  2. David Blanchard

    On the surface this seems like a silly idea, but the results are stunning.

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  3. Graham Curran

    Great inspiration.

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  4. Tosh Cuellar

    really cool stuff, a lot of time and effort into creating some stunning imagery

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  5. Gavin Berry

    wow, I feel inspired, this is a great concept, I will try it!

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