Slow Camera for Android

Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Slow Camera for Android

I do a fair amount of time-lapse photography as a hobby and one format I really love is the single frame time-lapse. This is where hundreds (or thousands) of images are stitched together into a single picture instead of a video. There are several examples on this blog including trippy clouds, cranes, a living room and a video which is a time-lapse of single frame time-lapses (made from 1,581,120 photos!)

Until recently I shot the frames like I would a regular time-lapse and then combined them into a single photo using some custom software. This is fairly tedious and so I've packaged up the entire process into an Android app. It can shoot from a minute to 24 hours using the front or rear camera and then saves the finished photo.

Download Slow Camera from Google Play

I have 20 free license codes for ITHCWY readers. If you'd like one just send me an email.

(Related: Time Zone Time Lapse; Capture DropCam (Nest Cam) frames to Google Drive; Style Transfer for Time Lapse Photography)

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West Portal Timelapse of Timelapses

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

West Portal Timelapse of Timelapses

This is the third and strangest video in my series of timelapses from West Portal, San Francisco.

Each frame is a single-frame timelapse where each vertical line is from a different time of day. 4,320 photos go into each frame over 24 hours. The video covers 366 days (from June 21, 2015 to June 20, 2016 - summer solstice to summer solstice) so 1,581,120 photos total. For the video I also generated a ten frame fade between each SFTL shot to try and make the whole thing a little more comprehensible.

Photos were captured using a Google Apps Script that I wrote to pull frames from a Nest Cam / DropCam to Google Drive and then downloaded and processed around once a week for the past year.

Music is Erratic Revenge by JukeDeck.

I have one more coming...

(Previously, Previously)

(Related: Time Zone Time Lapse; West of West Portal; 4K One Year Global Cloud Timelapse)

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Cranes

Clouds

Updated on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Clouds

10 minute single-frame timelapse (SFTL) of clouds over Glen Canyon Park in San Francisco.

(Related: Clouds Over The Farallones; Fungus; Cloud)

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Diary of a Living Room

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Diary of a Living Room

1,920 frames taken every 45 seconds and stitched together into a single photo. It's a single frame time lapse of 24 hours.

(Related: Slow Camera for Android; Time Zone Time Lapse; 4K One Year Global Cloud Timelapse)

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(Recent Photos)

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