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Timelapse/Hyperlapse­ at Gantry State Park

If you never done timelapse photography/video before, here is your chance. We will timelapse the setting sun on the NYC skyline at Gantry State park as it goes from sunset to twilight.
You will need a camera which has a built in timelapse function like the Nikon D800 or D7000. (Many Nikon's have this, check your manual so see how to use it). For many Canons, you will need to have to have a intervalometer or download the Magic lantern firmware and install in the camera to enable this feature (I don't have a Canon so I can't tell you how to do it, follow the instructions on the Magic Lantern website http://www.magiclantern.fm/index.html ). Also, some timelapse rigs will trigger your camera. A sturdy tripod is necessary.

http://vimeo.com/15595689


If you are not able to do timelapse, you can try hyperlapse photography/video, you just need a sturdy tripod and a camera that can shoot manually. Here is an example...

http://vimeo.com/77288688

Dress warm just in case. Afterward, we will walk over to a local pizzeria or cafe and review what we shot and any tips to share.

Remember folks, this is not a beginners group, you will have to do your own homework. Click the hyperlink to the resource page (Click Here).  I suggest you google "timelapse tutorial" and "hyperlapse tutorial" to learn how to do these techniques. Also remember that it takes time to get good at any endeavor, practice, practice, practice.

Note: Forgot about Daylight Savings Time that ends the first weekend in November. So the sun will set at 4:45 on Saturday. I adjusted the meetup time from 5pm to 4pm. Please make note of the change


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  • Patrick

    Will do a Meetup on Roosevelt island this spring. Recently got some stepper motors and timing belt parts to make a timelapse slider. Hope to put it together soon. Also thinking of making a remote wheeled buggy timelapse rig...maybe :)

    December 29, 2013

    • Patrick

      Thanks for the offer, maybe this spring we can collaborate on the remote timelapse/video explorer buggy.

      December 29, 2013

    • Chris W

      Sounds fun

      January 10, 2014

  • Chris W

    Patrick, this is also a great location during spring/Summer when boat traffic increases. Also on the Island is good especially on the north side of the 59th St bridge as the gondola ads some good dynamic movement.

    December 29, 2013

  • Patrick

    Yep, lots of good views of the city, 59st bridge, the refurbished shipping gantries and of course, the big red Pepsi sign.

    November 9, 2013

  • Nestor Rivera J.

    Great location for shooting

    November 9, 2013

  • Nolan

    Terribly sorry...it seems my luck is not with me today. Number 7 train out of service and got onto E train in wrong direction. Would like to catch up with you guys next time!

    November 9, 2013

  • Alex

    Something came up. See you folks another time. Sorry

    November 9, 2013

  • Patrick

    Hello everyone, just a reminder to dress warm. Also, there is a Dunkin Donuts at 49th st and Vernon blvd (2 blocks away), two pizza restaurants at 48th and Vernon blvd. I am planning to do a hyperlapse photo set from about 4 to 4:30 and a panning timelapse from 5pm to 5:20pm.

    November 9, 2013

    • Patrick

      Remember to bring your Tripods.

      November 9, 2013

  • Nestor Rivera J.

    I will be there early (3pm) to do some Kite Aerial Photography

    November 8, 2013

    • Patrick

      Hey Nestor, I will be there early as well, see you there

      November 8, 2013

  • Nestor Rivera J.

    I will be there Saturday can not make Sunday

    November 8, 2013

  • Alex

    I would say any day is good.

    November 2, 2013

  • Patrick

    I was wondering, would you folks prefer Sunday over Saturday? Let me know.

    November 2, 2013

  • Alex

    Yes, of course. Why not?

    October 29, 2013

  • Patrick

    I was wondering if anyone wants to do some trick photography while we wait for the timelapse to finish?

    October 29, 2013

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