intervalometer

How to Make a DIY Camera Timer for About $60

A must-have tool when shooting a number of photography genres, including the night sky, is a remote release trigger for your camera. Triggers range from very simple cable releases over phone apps that connect to your camera’s Wi-Fi to very specialized intervalometers. I wanted to build something even better...

DIY Hack: Turn a Graphing Calculator into a Homebrew Intervalometer in 5 Minutes

If you've taken almost any math classes over the last decade, chances are good you have a graphing calculator sitting around in some drawer somewhere. And while we can't promise you'll ever use what you learned in Calculus (an engineer friend of mine used to call it 'calcuseless') the folks over at JACP Media can help put that old calculator to use by turning it into a homebrew intervalometer.

Astro: A Time Lapse “Hockey Puck” That Mounts on Your Tripod

Time-lapse photography has become more and more popular in recent months, and even though you can find cheap intervalometer solutions to take care of the basic triggering of your camera, there really isn't anything outside of the DIY category that will allow you to add smooth motion to your time-lapse on the cheap. Fortunately, innovations happen every day, and a new intervalometer and motion control unit over on Kickstarter is just the innovation to solve this problem.

The Timelapse+: An Intervalometer and So Much More

Even though Kickstarter projects are anything but few and far between, you still don't have to look far to find something great. Case in point: the Timelapse+ -- a Kickstarter project that reached full funding on February 19th -- is a feature-rich intervalometer that would make a valuable addition to any photographer's camera bag.

Trigger Happy Turns Your Smartphone Into a Fancy Camera Remote

Trigger Happy is a new product that lets you use your iOS or Android smartphone as a fancy camera remote. It consists of an app and a one-meter-long cable that goes from your phone's audio jack to your camera. Besides acting as a simple remote shutter release for shake-free shots, the app offers bulb functionality for timing long exposures, an intervalometer for timelapse photography, HDR mode, and bramping. They're also working on lightning detection, audio waveform detection, face detection, and accelerometer-based triggering.