A Four-Camera 360° Panoramic Time Lapse of the Night Sky



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The night sky is really a glorious sight that can be a challenge in order to capture with a camera, but it can photographer  Vincent Brady’ s specialty.   He locations using various techniques, closeups, lengthy exposures, time lapse and infrared included. Yet according to Brady, he is best known for the beautiful shots he or she acquires using the following method:

“While experimenting with various photography tricks and techniques back in 2012, I was shooting 360 education panoramas in the daytime and lengthy exposures of the stars streaking while flying at night. It suddenly became crystal clear that the potential to combine the two techniques could be a trip! Since the Earth is rotating at a steady 1, 040 mph I created a custom rig of 4 cameras with fisheye lenses to capture the entire night-sky in motion. Thus the images show the stars rotating throughout the north star as well as the effect of the southern pole as well and a 360 degree panorama of the scene on Earth. Each camera is doing nonstop lengthy exposures, typically about 1 minute consecutively for the life of the digital camera battery. Usually about 3 hrs. I then made a script in order to stitch all the thousands of these panoramas into this time-lapse. ”

Brady spent more than a year shooting footage for and editing the video. Visit his  internet site   to read more. Through Colossal .