April 1: Time-Lapse Photography with Brian Hawkins

Brian HawkinsLA South Bay native Brian Hawkins visits LADIG to share his wonderful time lapse photography.

Brian is full-time professional photographer who has adapted his landscape photography skills into a passion for timelapse video. This fascinating art form is simple in concept, yet very nuanced to achieve professional quality. Join Brian as he shares his insights for getting started and perfecting timelapse.

Topics covered will include: selecting appropriate shot frequency for various subjects, choosing the correct shutter speed for cinematic motion blur, avoiding exposure flicker, and the use of motion control equipment. There will also be demonstration of popular timelapse editing workflows, including Lightroom, LRTimelapse, and After Effects.

Our April Event takes place at the Plummer Park Community Center in West Hollywood (map). The entrance is on Santa Monica Blvd at Martel Ave, there is adequate parking on-site (3 hr limit) with additional parking available at the north end of the park (accessible from Fountain Ave).

Tickets are $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Please purchase your tickets in advance using the form below. (Remaining LADIG Members click here)

Doors open at 6pm for socializing and snacks. Bring your technical questions and we’ll get them answered.

We’ll get rolling at 7pm with Lightroom Tips from Daniel Sofer. Greg Dyro will offer a critique of some of our photos from the March 22nd Photowalk. Then we’ll have Brian’s presentation.


Brian forwarded the following information after his presentation:

Slide Deck: Timelapse Photography: An Introduction (pdf)

If anyone would like additional instruction, they can schedule time for online coaching with me through Google Helpouts. I am also available for private instruction in person if anyone is interested in really getting in depth.

If anyone wants to get on a mailing list for any additional upcoming workshops please have them contact me.

My web links:
Watch some of my timelapses on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/brianhawkins
Follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/Brian_Hawkins
Friend on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bmhawkins
Follow on Instagram http://instagram.com/hawkinsvisuals

Highly recommend the program I demonstrated, LRTimelapse.  Gunther has some great tutorials on how to use it.

The TB3 robotic pan/tilt head I demonstrated is built by http://emotimo.com