The other night I was talking to my friend and we were discussing a lot of camera related work ans so today I just had to check out gphoto2.
The other night I was talking to my friend and we were discussing a lot of cBill Parcellsamera related work. We shared some links to web pages and movies.
Cutting thrue all the gear talk, the conversation was partly about Steve McCurry and partly about the Alex Cherneys award winning photographs of the night sky .
There are some cool time laps movies made from still images taken a few seconds apart using something like a D80. I began to wonder how to do this using my Linux netbook (a Samsung NC10 perfect for field use) and it turned out that all you need is gphoto2 .
I put the D80 in USB PTP mode instead of mass storage mode. Connect the USB cable and fire off a really simple shell command:
gphoto2 --capture-image-and-download --frames 20 --interval 20
Well, no movie yet because I'm indoors, but soon I will try this on a tripod. Stitching of all still images can be done with imagemagick by the way.
Finally, here's an Alex Cherney time laps movie: