So, Usman and I decided to head to London to shoot some architecture and evening city scapes. On the way we decided to get a little creative and try some long exposure shots of a moving vehicle from the inside. I have wanted to do this for a while and now was the perfect chance to try it out. We set the tripod up in the back and got going. Usman used his Camranger to see control the camera and the settings, and to view the exposure as they were shot. Once we were happy with the long exposure we set the camera up to shoot some time lapse of the journey. I knew this would be tricky, as the light kept changing due to the lamp lights. Shooting in Raw made this easy enough to fix.

Editing.

In post all I did was colour correct and tweak some settings n the images. I had to lower the exposure and highlight on the sat nav to make it more clear. This was synced across all the images. All 767 of them. I sectioned out the lighter images and the darker ones and corrected them as they needed so they don’t flicker or jump too much. It was my first attempt and I’m happy with the results. No stabilization was needed. From Lightroom I exported the Jpegs and imported them into Premier Pro. Added the music and exported it. It was that simple. Hope you enjoy it.

Usman is a professional interior and architectural photographer. His work can be seen on his website, Sonder Creative.

Camera Settings

Image was shot with a Canon 5DMK3 and Canon 16-35mm lens, at 16m wide. Aperture was f/8 and the shutter was 20 seconds. ISO was a low 100.

Camera Settings

The timelapse image were shot at f/3.5, shutter 1/5 and ISO3200.

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