With time lapse photography being so easily accessible nowadays – what with every other smartphone possessing the functionality – it might be tempting to save money on your time lapse photography needs and choose to simply do it yourself.
The truth is that choosing to hire a professional construction time lapse service could actually save you money and plenty of trouble in the long run. Moreover, it will invariably leave you with far better results, in the end, proving to be well worth the expenditure.
You might be thinking: but how hard can it be to set your iPhone up on a tripod, set it to time lapse and walk away? Well, as it turns out, this would be a pretty silly thing to do. Firstly, your phone’s battery would die after a day or two. It would also likely be damaged by the weather, and the tripod will probably fall over from the wind or a bird. Your phone would also run out of memory pretty quickly, and, worst of all, it might even be stolen.
The same principles would apply if you chose to use a digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) instead of a phone. Neither DSLRs nor cell phones were designed for the kind of long-term outdoor use that specialised time lapse cameras are designed for. What you need is a proper time lapse camera that is designed specially to be left outside for long periods of time – the kind of camera that time lapse experts have access to.
Aside from using the right camera, you also have to manage its operation. However, you already have a construction site to worry about, which should be enough trouble on its own. You certainly don’t want to be distracted by constantly having to manage a fiddly camera and settings for your time lapse.
Then there is the transfer, storage and management of the data captured by the camera, as well as the all-important end product – the final video of the time lapse that has been months in the making. It would be a shame if it were to be spoiled by some oversight or error along the way or if the final production was put together with anything less than finesse.
Your construction project will only happen once. Therefore there is no room for mistakes when it comes to capturing it on camera. To get it right the first time, you need to hire professionals.
A professional construction time lapse service such as that offered by us at Construction Time Lapse Specialists will give you peace of mind that the right equipment is being used for the job and that experts are handling the whole process, so you can just worry about the construction itself. Contact us now to get a quote!