It’s almost Christmas. And almost the end of this project, only 3 shots to go. This week, despite it’s very cold I’ve decided to go outside to shoot some Christmas illumination in my hometown. So here it is, day to night hyperlapse with a Christmas tree as a reference point. Check out the shot and parameters below.

This is my first hyperlapse shot with Sony a6300 mirrorless camera. I had also first disappointment: using Sony in-camera timelapse app (which is paid), you cannot change the exposure settings during the shot. You can use auto exposure or fix the parameters. Firstly I wanted to use the intervalometer, but I don’t have external one yet, so I took pictures manually pressing the shutter button. Firstly my interval was about 10-20 seconds. When it was already dark, I speed up my shooting and get intervals about 8 seconds. Of course, for the day to night transition I use Holy grail technique, it’s described in this post: Holy Grail technique mini tutorial My shutter speed varies between 0.6″ and 1″.


I was asked to show the full LRTimelapse screen with parameters of this shot, so here it is 🙂 The interesting things that you can read there are the intertval, which was variable and the exposure jumps, that I do manually changing the in camera parameters. Also, check out the deflicker curve – the LRTimelapse 4 visual deflicker does a great job in smoothing what Holy Grail Wizard couldn’t do 🙂

Full resolution screen here: Full resolution LRTimelapse Holy Grail Hyperlapse Screen

We’re getting closer to the year summary 🙂 I can’t wait to finish this project and release it’s reel! For now, you can show me your works on my Facebook group:

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  1. Sam Forencich

    This is so good Tomasz. I’ve really enjoyed your series this year. Thanks so much for sharing your hard earned techniques with us. Have a great holiday and new year!

    • Tomasz

      Thank you 🙂 Merry Christmas and happy new year to you too 😉