Recently we have started a series about Timelapse photography that we will update weekly. According to Wikipedia time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, then played back at 30 frames per second. The result is an apparent 30-times speed increase. Time-lapse photography can be considered the opposite of high speed photography or slow motion.
About Simon: My name is Simon Christen, I am a professional animator and an aspiring photographer. I grew up in Bern, Switzerland. During high school I was introduced to computer graphics (CG) and started playing around with programs such as Photoshop and 3D Studio Max. I quickly became fascinated with CG and threw myself into learning as much as I could. Eventually I decided to pursue an education in this new found passion and leave my home to study at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Since graduating, with a BFA in Animation, I have been fortunate to work at studios like Pixar and Disney. I am currently an animator at Pixar.
In the past few years I have developed a passion for photography. It started as just browsing portfolios I admired; wondering how their photos were taken, processed, and treated. Eventually I decided to buy my first DSLR and began to experiment on my own, taking thousands of photos to only be satisfied with very few. Over time I have found my eye in some ways, feeling excited each time I catch something worth sharing.(Find out more in his blog)