Love it or hate it, vertical video is becoming more than just people holding their phones incorrectly. More and more, the screens we look at the most are vertically oriented. Now that Instagram has broken out of the square, I wanted to try creating a time lapse video that fits in those vertical phone screens.
This isn’t the most compelling time lapse, but it is a technical success. I got the camera, the intervalometer, the Kindle and qDSLRDashboard all working together. The tripod was steady on the sand. The camera was level and lined up on where the sun would rise. I even remembered to put on bug repellent! Confident I can make the equipment work, now I can work on points for style.
This is my first successful Triple Holy Grail time lapse. This is where ISO, shutter and aperture are adjusted as the light in the scene changes to keep the transition very smooth. We had an unusually colorful sunrise yesterday and almost everything clicked together nicely.