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We could use a Raspberry Pi with a Pi cam or a webcam, but where's the fun in that? So for now this page will focus on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_camera digital cameras] and more specifically compacts.
  
 
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Of course we need a camera for this, and a way of making it take photos at configurable intervals.
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Of course we need a digital camera for this, and a way of making it take photos at configurable intervals.
 
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== From firmware ==
 
There are alternative firmwares for certain cameras that support scheduled shots. Probably the most known one is [https://chdk.fandom.com/wiki/CHDK CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit)]. As the name suggests, this is for certain types of Canon cameras, mainly compacts.
 
There are alternative firmwares for certain cameras that support scheduled shots. Probably the most known one is [https://chdk.fandom.com/wiki/CHDK CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit)]. As the name suggests, this is for certain types of Canon cameras, mainly compacts.

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Time-lapse photography
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Participants Dennis
Skills Unknown
Status Planning
Niche Video artsy stuff
Purpose Fun
Tool No
Location
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Time-lapse photography

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What

I would like to make some time-lapses because they look cool and can be very interesting, showing slow movements that you won't see normally. Some ideas:

  • Show the seasons having their effect on my garden
  • Show the germination of seeds

We could use a Raspberry Pi with a Pi cam or a webcam, but where's the fun in that? So for now this page will focus on digital cameras and more specifically compacts.

Triggering the camera

Of course we need a digital camera for this, and a way of making it take photos at configurable intervals.

From firmware

There are alternative firmwares for certain cameras that support scheduled shots. Probably the most known one is CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit). As the name suggests, this is for certain types of Canon cameras, mainly compacts.

USB

Some cameras can be triggered over USB. One example of software is this.

Other ways

Some other ways I can think of are:

  • Have something physically push the button, for instance an arduino with a servo
  • Remove the button and directly attach something like an arduino for control
  • Use the trigger port that some cameras have
 
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