Reddit user acts541 tried creating a time-lapse video of a flower opening and learned a valuable lesson in the process.
‘Plug it in’, plug it in!’
I love stargazer lily’s – and also time lapse videos.
Also extra batteries and mistakes turned learning experiences. So glad the user shared their learning mistake with us!
Why would anyone ever attempt to do that on battery power? =) Nice little joke, ha ha. What’s worse is that, if this wasn’t supposed to be a joke, why did they go through the work to sync it to music? Meh, kinda lame actually.
I think this is the least interesting post I’ve seen on petapixel for a long time.
This is pretty bogus. Those of us who timelapse all the time knows to go out and check their battery, keep a fully charged spare handy, and that a battery grip is heavy, expensive and overrated (better for film shooting than timelapse)
What it tells me is that you either started with a half charged battery or you were taking shots every few seconds.. totally unnecessary for a flower opening, which should take a shot like once a minute or once every 5 minutes.
Battery life is inversely proportional to how often you move your shutter, unless you have the LCD set to review each shot (which would be a n00b mistake also)
Only pros know you need atleast 3 batteries ready at any time so you have enough time to charge one while other battery still busy.
Shot a roll of Holga, then went to work…
I’ve done about 10 timelapses with my single LP-E5. Some ranging over 6 hours. Not sure how different flower timelapses are.
1 Looks like he was doing auto exposure.
2 Perhaps even autofocus
3 Hell, image stabilization will do that too.