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Time lapse is a video effect where it looks like a scene is moving faster than normal time. Like if you fast forward the time. If you like me is impaired by having a still camera that cannot record real video then time lapse is your only option to make videos with your camera.I have made a couple of time lapse videos with my camera, but this is based on the most successful of them.
Never fail on equipment. That is simply the worst! Or at least that is what I keep telling myself to justify buying more stuff. And when it comes to photo equipment it can be pretty expensive never to fail on equipment.
Some of the more peripherical photo equipment you can convince yourself that you absolutely have to own is a remote trigger. This is a trigger button for that camera that is not on the camera. There are a couple of variants and I will here go over the one I invested in.
There exist lenses and filters to achieve all kinds of effects in pictures. One type of special lens is a tilt-shift lens, that is used to control the perspective in pictures. If you for example are on ground level and takes a picture of a tall building you will tilt the camera upward and the straight walls of the building will tilt in the picture. With a tilt-shift lens it is possible to optically straighten up this tilt of the walls even as the camera itself is tilted. A side effect of this is that the depth of field in the picture will be placed differently as compared to when you use a traditional lens. This special depth of field can be used to make pictures from the read world look like pictures of a miniature model.
Recently I had a list of addresses that I needed to find the coordinates for - to be able to plot them on a map. One solution would be to get a plug-in for Google Maps that returns the coordinates for an address manually typed into Google Maps. This solutions would probably have take me the same amout of time as to make an automated solution. The solution ended up being a shell script for my Linux machine that uses the shell tools SED, Grep, and W3M to automatically get coordinates for the entire address list.