Time-lapse photography is like time travel. It’s shooting a whole bunch of photos of the same thing, spread out over time, then stitching them back together to show change over time. In this lesson, check out the things we’re observing at our time-lapse locations.
How We Do It
Time-lapse is a tool PBT uses to look at natural phenomena in the Platte River Basin, for example, a river changing with the seasons, wildlife migrations, cyclical flooding and drought. In this lesson, you’ll get behind the scenes with PBT to learn about the technology, process and people involved in our project.
Do It Yourself
You don’t need all of our fancy equipment to make a time-lapse of your own. In fact, you can use any camera to create your own time-lapse. You can use a smart phone, a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated SLR. All you need is a fixed point to place your camera over and over again. In this lesson, you’ll learn some photography principles and a simple technique to set-up your own time-lapse project.
Citizen science is a project or program where volunteers who are not professional scientists conduct surveys, take measurements or record observations. In citizen science, the public participates and collaborates with scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. In this lesson, explore examples and design your own project!