With time lapse photography and some whimsical music, even the weariest hiker can look like he’s having fun.
Sometimes getting to camp means going the extra mile -uphill. Four thousand feet uphill. It took six hours and six miles of backpacking to reach the base of the Sahale Glacier, in the North Cascades National Park. The last quarter mile was the steepest. If the mountain had a middle finger, the final boulder field below the glacier was it.
Time to set up camp, but first tripod and camera. Exhausted, with the wind gusting over 30 mph, a room at the Hilton seemed like a better option. The space between level ground for the tent and the rocky steepness up down and around me, was limited. It took ten minutes to excavate a platform stable enough to keep the tripod and camera from toppling over. That would happen later (the toppling over).
Many cameras, professional and consumer, now have a feature called an “interval timer.” It lets you program your camera to take multiple pictures over a set period of time. This video is a composite of 705 images using the interval timer, one every second for 705 seconds. I then used Photoshop software to compile the images into the video above. The software gives different options for playback rates. I tried several, and liked fifteen frames per second best.
When your vision becomes a reality, how will you tell your story?
I’m a commercial photographer and photojournalist based in Portland, Oregon, since 1991. I specialize in commercial location photography for businesses. The majority of this work is for architectural, corporate, editorial, and public relations clients, and appears in a variety of print and electronic media. You can view samples online at: www.adambacher.com.
Since 2007 I’ve been taking a month each year to devote my time towards humanitarian missions.
Three trips have taken me to Rwanda, for a project documenting the countries recovery from the genocide in 1994, which claimed the lives of one-million people in the course of 100 days. Images and stories from the places I visited are featured on my blog site at: www.bachersblog.com.
This November, I’m going to Haiti for 4 weeks, to help two non-profits working tirelessly to save and rebuild lives following the earthquake in 2010. As well as donating my still and video images, I plan to create a traveling print exhibit, and a multi-media educational presentation to build awareness and remind us of Haiti's needs. If you’re interested in project please see this link: http://igg.me/p/44329?a=249927&i=shlk
My commercial work makes this humanitarian effort possible. I exhibit and speak nationally, offering a provocative visual and journalistic insight into contemporary Rwanda and the recovery, reconciliation, and reconstruction of the of the country. This message of hope, peace, and diversity, has been enthusiastically received at peace conferences, corporate gatherings, and in public schools.
All aspects of location photography including: Architectural, Corporate, Editorial, People, Public Relations, Travel and Photojournalism.
You. Are. ADORABLE. This is super fun and amazing!