Time-lapse photography is an extreme version of cinematography technique. This technique is totally opposite of high speed photography, as image maybe captured once every second, and then played back at 24 or high frames per second.
There are many subjects which can be perfect for Time lapse like cloudscapes, plant growing, evolution of construction project or people in city. Here we have collected 15 amazing City Time-lapse photography examples for your inspiration. We have also added one tutorial about how to create Timelapse at the end of this article.
Do you know another great technique for creating high quality moving images called Cinemagraphs? Check them out! Jaw dropping Cinemagraphs
The Unseen Sea by Simon Christen
A collection of time lapses Simon took around the San Francisco Bay Area shot over the period of one year.
Dublin Time Lapse 2011 by Richard Twomey
Shot in Dublin between March & April 2011. Shot with a Canon 5D with a 50mm f1.4 & a 24-105mm f4.
Mindrelic – Manhattan in motion by Mindrelic
Amazing Time lapse captured from hotel in Manhattan. These clips were pulled from over an hours worth of footage.
The City Limits by Dominic
Time lapse montage from late 2010 through early 2011. One year in the making.
LA Light by Colin Rich
The electric radiance of Los Angeles at night. It took Colin 6 months of on and off shooting to finish this project.
NYC – Mindrelic Time lapse by Mindrelic
A great collection of shots from New York city.
Death Cab for Cutie – Little Bribes by Ross Ching
Video created by using time lapse, stop motion and live action camera trick.
The Maestro by Tony Gardiner
The Maestro was shot in Sydney, Australia with a crew of four people on the Canon 5D Mark II using only available light. The visual effects featured were all shot in-camera and later composited in post.
As Cities Grow by Colin Mika
“As Cities Grow” is a loose narrative short created using various time lapse footage shot by Colin Mika. It was shot on a Canon 5D Mark II using homemade tilt-shift lenses, a Milapse remote head and a homemade time lapse dolly.
New York City – Timelapse
Directed by Alexandre Favre – Pierre Dumont – David Mignot. Production stimul
Android dreams by Samuel Cockedey
A tribute to Ridley Scott and Vangelis. Shot roughly over a year in Tokyo with a Canon 5dmk2, mainly in the Shinjuku area.
Where are we going? by David Coiffier
Great collection of amazing photographs in the form of Time lapse.
Toronto Lightning Storm by Sam Javanrouh
347 frame shot on Canon 5D Mark II and Sigma 12-24. 15 seconds exposures at f8, at 17 seconds intervals.
Get up and go by Stefan Werc
Captured with Canon 7D stills time lapse in Tokyo.
Sky by Philip Bloom
Filmed in Dubai over 5 days and nights. Shot on the Canon 7D, 2x5DmkII and one Panasonic GF1
and if you are interested to create your own Time Lapse, then follow this video tutorial and create your own amazing Time lapse