HOW TO SHOOT DAY-TO-NIGHT TIMELAPSES WITH M MODE
By Emeric Le Bars – March 7th 2022
The third episode of the “Master Day-to-Night Timelapses” series is finally out. In this one, I am taking you to Griffith Park in Los Angeles to capture a beautiful Day-to-Night “Holy Grail” Timelapse of the LA Skyline.
At a time where companies are developing tools that can capture a Day-to-Night exposure ramping automatically, or at least that let you change the settings without touching your setup, I decided to teach you the true and original way.
I will teach you how to shoot this Holy Grail using only the M mode of your camera, your own hands and your own eyes.
Knowing how to capture a Holy Grail timelapse using the M mode of your camera and a simple intervalometer will make you appreciate the process even more. Today, even though I own plenty of tools to capture my Day-to-Night automatically, I still do it manually with the M mode of my camera.
I enjoy doing it this way more than having a tool doing it for me. There is also less chance of failure when I can control 100% of my camera and what it does.
It’s a more crafty way of shooting your timelapse videos and I highly recommend anyone to know how to do it this way before using any other tool!
If you don’t know yet, watch the video above.
Emeric Le Bars is a French, now Los Angeles based, motion timelapse and hyperlapse photographer working in the industry since 2011.