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 Settings for shooting star timelapse 
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Post Settings for shooting star timelapse
Hi,
I'm planning of shooting a timelapse of the stars. I looked around a bit on the web, looking for recommended settings, but couldn't find any consistency in the answers.

Do any of you have any experience with this? Any special types of settings or tips?

Thank you :D


Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:18 am
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Post Re: Settings for shooting star timelapse
We have a whole page of info for ya... You came to the right place...

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-Some ballpark interval starting points to try out...
Fast moving clouds: 1 second
Slow moving clouds: 10 seconds
Sun moving across a clear sky: (wide) 20-30 seconds
Stars moving across the sky: (wide) between 20-60 seconds
Sunsets close up: 1-2 seconds
Crowds of people: 1-2 seconds
Plants growing eg cucumber vines: 2 minutes
Shadows moving across the ground: 10-20 seconds
Note these times can change drastically depending on the local conditions, and the aesthetic look you are trying to achieve, so the best answer is to get out there and practice for yourself to see what works for you. As a general rule of thumb, any tighter or telephoto shots need much faster intervals.


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Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:24 am
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Post Re: Settings for shooting star timelapse
Thank you for your help :) Just one last question, do you recommend using full manual or aperture priority?


Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:44 pm
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Post Re: Settings for shooting star timelapse
Definitely full manual for stars

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