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Fri, 11 Dec


Spice Island Inn

Time-Lapse Fundamentals Workshop (Jan-2021)

Time-lapse is a cinematic technique in which each frame of the final movie is captured in a certain amount of time (which is why it is called ‘time-lapse’) that is longer than the one in which it appears. Done right, and these mini movies will capture your audience and astound the viewer.

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Time-Lapse Fundamentals Workshop (Jan-2021)
Time-Lapse Fundamentals Workshop (Jan-2021)

Time & Location

11 Dec 2020, 11:00 – 15:30

Spice Island Inn, Spice Island Inn, 1 Bath Square, Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2JL, UK

About The Event

Thanks to this method of capturing a scene, we are able to speed up the time that passes to such an extent that we can illustrate something that would not normally be noticeable (for example:  the relative motion of the stars;  the simple movement of the clouds; the melting of ice cubes in a glass of orange juice, and so on.)

The first thing you need to know is that you don’t need a £2000 camera to produce a good time-lapse. Believe it or not, some of the best video clips were shot with a £300 compact camera.

The important thing, however, is to be aware of the fact that, while it is true that it only takes 3 hours to understand the fundamentals of creating a time-lapse, you must have a great desire to experiment and to learn constantly as time goes by in order to create a really good finished item. Practice will make perfect.

This is NOT a Beginner Photography Workshop. It is understood that you know how to use your camera as I will not have time to teach this on the workshop. It's for 3 hours, split into two parts - Taking the images and then editing and making a video.

What's included - Part 1 (11am for 1.5 hours);

  • An introduction to Time-Lapse Photography and the principles of how to set your camera up.
  • A short tour around Cams Hall. Setting up for [and executing] these shots will take time, so there will only be one location on this workshop.
  • Tuition and guidance provided throughout the event, on both a one to one and group basis, to maximise your potential.

Part 2 (2pm for 1.5 hours):

  • Once finished shooting I will guide you through the steps I take to process and edit the images and create the Time-Lapse video. This second part of the course is conducted on an Online Video Zoom Call.
  • You leave with full understanding of the settings used and have the ability to replicate the same elsewhere.

Essential Gear;

  • Camera and lenses - doesn't matter what you have. I can work with most camera manufacturers (I use Canon and Sony - So I will know more about them). If you have a wide angle lens, that would be beneficial.
  • Tripod - Definitely essential. 
  • Camera Intervalometer - this is essential as we will be taking about 600 images. You may have this function in camera, so please read your manual. I won't have time to set everyone's camera up. If you require an external intervalometer, then please learn how to use it. I may not have time to teach this on the workshop.
  • ND Filters - If you have any, bring them. We will be doing exposures from 1 seconds and if it is a bright day, you may need one.
  • Food or means to buy food (This is not supplied on the Workshop) - snacks and water.

Anything else is a bonus.

Parking is NOT free road-side or in one of the car parks will charge you.

COVID-19 and How it affects you

Workshops and Photo Walks will have extra conditions for attendees to adhere to. Namely;

  1. Up to 6 people - this means, me plus 5 attendees, MAX.
  2. Social distancing - 2 Metres people.
  3. Hand wipes - I'll be handing out hand wipes for you to use before and after the event.
  4. If you want to wear your own face covering, you can bring it, but this is not compulsory.

Movements from one location to another will need to follow strict social distancing rules. Andy Hornby reserves the right to refuse attendance to anyone that shows signs of COVID symptoms, or does not adhere to the rules above (the attendee will waiver the right to a refund in these circumstances).

If an attendee does not attend the event, because of the onset of COVID - a full refund will be given, if a valid test result slip can be produced.


Andy Hornby may record video for my YouTube Channel, so if you prefer not to be on camera, please let me know on the day and I will do my best to exclude you from the Vlog.

Andy Hornby assumes no liability for any act, error, omission, injury, loss, delay, mishap, or damage to persons or property arising from any cause during the course of the workshop or in transit thereto.

Andy Hornby can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the services to be provided.

Andy Hornby reserves the right to change our arrangements should conditions necessitate, or to cancel any aspect of the workshop due to exceptional circumstances. In the event that we deem it necessary to cancel the workshop we will provide a full refund which the participants acknowledge as full and final settlement.

There is always an element of risk in any outdoor activity including, but not limited to, bodily injury, death, illness, loss or damage to personal property. By joining the workshop participants acknowledge that they are aware of these risks and are physically capable of safely taking part in the workshop. Further, they release the photographer from any liability. We will assume no liability for injury, illness or loss of personal property or expenses associated with participation in a workshop.

By registering for this event, you acknowledge that Andy Hornby Photography may contact you from time to time, via email. This will only be to let you know when the event is, and a reminder a few days before. Andy Hornby may also ask for a review, so you may get an email after the event also.

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