Two Techniques Redefining Time Lapse

1 – Time Slice

New York–based photographer Richard Silver has produced a remarkable collection of global images with a twist.

The travel enthusiast has visited more than 220 cities in his lifetime and his Time Slice project may make you see some of the world’s most famous—and most photographed—monuments, landmarks and sights in a new light.


Colosseum, Rome


Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

To create the look he sets up his tripod and takes 36 images, splicing them together afterwards to create stunning impressions of the transition from day into night.


Houses of Parliament, London


Duomo, Milan

When asked what sights he is keen to use the method on next, Silver told MTV News, “Having travelled to Paris a few times I know that the Eiffel Tower would be a perfect candidate for my series, so that’s my first choice.” His second? The Sydney Opera House.


Gateway to India, Mumbai

Title image is Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird Nest.

Check out the whole collection on Silver’s website.

For more of the time slice style, see the recent work of LA motion designer and photographer Dan Marker-Moore.

2 – Slicelapse

Engineering student Andrew Auffenberg, currently studying engineering at the University of Cincinnati, recently developed an innovative take on time-lapse videos. He is particularly interested in video editing, photography and 3D animation and found himself able to apply his passions within his studies.

He shared, “For my second Honours project, I chose to further explore the world of photography. I chose to explore the realms of astrophotography, HDR and time-lapse alone and in combination with each other.”

The footage was taken using a Canon XSi and 30D 18-55mm to 3.5-5.6 and 50mm 1.8, and processed using MATLAB.

Auffenberg shared the below video of the final result on social networking site Reddit.

For a detailed account of how Auffenberg created the effect, head to his personal blog.