Sometimes it’s about the process. Gain some wisdom from Alpha Professional Fakrul Jamil Photography as he gives a few tips to get started in your Timelapse Photography.
Sony Alpha 7R IV: https://www.sony.com.my/…/interchangeable…/ilce-7rm4a
Sharing some of my works in 2022. All photos were taken with Sony A7R Mark IV + Sony 14mm f/1.8 GM. I would like to thank everyone for their likes and support throughout the year!
My next year goal photographically:- To go places again, do more workshops & photo tours, and photograph something new, and break my norms.
Happy new year 2023 everyone!
Hi everyone, in this post, I would like to share about my recent timelapse work called – Milky Way rising in Pulau Mawar, Mersing in Johor. It was captured back in April 2021 when I was on assignment to create content with the newly release Sony lens, the 14mm f/1.8 G Master.
So I decided to take it for a spin to Pulau Mawar in Mersing, Johor. This spot is really a good place to do stargazing in Peninsular Malaysia. The sky here is often clear and you can see thousands of stars and even the Milky Way can be seen with naked eyes. You can check out my photos from this place HERE.
Anyway, back to the timelapse story. I took the timelapse with Sony a7R4 paired with the Sony 14mm f/1.8 G Master lens. The settings I used are as below:
Shooting mode: Manual
Shooting interval: 11 secs
Shutter Speed: 10 sec.
Total shots: 360
Shooting milky way timelapse is time-consuming where you have to use a slower shutter speed for each shot. Usually, to get 5-10 seconds of a clip, you have to shoot for a minimum of 2 hours depending on the shutter speed you use. This is the benefit of shooting with an f/1.8 lens like this Sony 14mm f/1.8 where you can shoot at an aperture of f/1.8, and use a not-so-long shutter speed in the range of 10-15 sec.
So here is the final timelapse, processed using LRTimelapse and Adobe Lightroom Classic. Hope you like it and thank you for dropping by.
Hello everyone, it has been quite a while since I last updated my blog. On 1st July 2022, I hosted a milky way photography workshop organized by Sony Malaysia and YL Camera Shop in Kuala Kubu Bharu.
I arrived at the location around 8.45 pm and met with Sony Malaysia’s rep, Shaiful Baker, and See Chin Boon from YL Camera.
The workshop commenced at around 9.30 pm with a briefing from myself on the basics of shooting the milky way like what settings to use, how to focus at night time, and what equipment to use to get the best Milky Way photos.
During this time of the year, the core of the Milky Way can be seen above the horizon just a few hours after sunset. Unfortunately, when the workshop begins, it was a bit cloudy.
While waiting for the clouds to clear up, everyone sets up their camera in position and ensures that their settings are in order to get a sharp Milky Way photo. The photo above is a behind the scene shot taken with my GoPro Hero 8 Black.
Fortunately for us, after about an hour and twenty minutes at around 10.50 pm, the sky starts to clear up and the Milky Way can be seen unobstructedly. Below is my shot from the night.
Taken with Sony a7RIII + Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM.
And below is the location where this shot was taken:
Thanks for viewing.
A few days ago, I saw some of my Facebook & Instagram friends keep posting photos of this stranded ship near a beach in Kuantan, Pahang and I wanted to go there. So on late Saturday afternoon, I ask a few friends if they want to go and only Faiz Zaki and Hendrik Sulaiman responded.
We depart at midnight from Faiz’s place in Putrajaya and it took us around 3 hours to reach Pantai Kampung Cempaka in Kuantan. From the parking, we had to walk for about 700-800 meters to reach the stranded ship.
There is already a group of photographers already shooting the Milky May and we were blessed with a clear sky when we reach there.
I had two camera setups – 1) Sony a7RIII with Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM lens for time-lapse and 2) Sony a7RIV with Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM for still photos. Here is my shot from the night. Enjoy.
I did not use the Sony a7RIV for time-lapse due to its higher megapixels which will consume more space and bigger memory card capacity. Even with Sony a7RIII, its 42mp is already too huge for timelapse photography! Luckily I had a 128GB memory card.