Night-to-day and day-to-night timelapse sequences are often called the holy grails of timelapse photography because it is difficult to capture the changing light values without using cumbersome equipment or tedious strategies.
Many months ago I attempted such a sequence and thought I’d done a decent job… until I did some research and found out that I had a long way to go!
I won’t go into much technical detail about my process (if you do want that level of detail, please tell me so in a comment below!), but I will say that I now own a use Google Nexus 7 (used) and a nifty app called qDSLRdashboard. Between the two, I am able to operate my camera remotely (that is, I do not have to touch the camera in order to capture images), and that hands-free access allows me to adjust my camera settings on the fly.
The entire setup is wireless and my recent attempt at shooting a holy grail timelapse was much easier than my trial mentioned earlier, and I got a better result. Check it out below and leave your feedback!
If you haven’t already, do check out my timelapse film called: Dominica On The Move II. I would also appreciate your comments and likes on YouTube, so click this link to view (and subscribe to) my channel.