Camera remote capture and camera time lapse are two digital camera techniques that usually appeal mostly to intermediate and advanced photographers. Both techniques can help you achieve photographs that otherwise are very difficult to shoot.
Read on to learn more about camera remote capture and camera time lapse!
- Camera remote capture is a feature that has become popular with the advent of digital technology. Software created by camera manufacturers allows a computer to remotely fire a DSLR camera, which is tethered to the computer.
This can be extremely beneficial, as it allows larger files to be directly stored on the computer's hard drive. It also means that images can be viewed on the computer screen directly, instead of the photographer trying to view them on a small DSLR LCD screen.
- Camera time lapse is a feature where a camera can be programmed to shoot a number of images over a set period of time. The cameras also can shoot with an interval of a certain time in-between shots.
While some cameras have this feature built in -- such as the Pentax Optio W90 (pictured here) -- it is often found as part of a remote capture software program, as described above.