Time Lapse Construction Photography

The Time Machine is ideally suited for time lapse construction photography. The Time Lapse Mode allows you to set a regular interval for photographs from one second to 24 hours. Click here to see how to make time lapse movies with the Time Machine.

The Time Machine also has a Timed Shoot Mode that can be used when you want to take pictures only at specific times. You can specify up to 100 different times of day or night, and the Time Machine will take pictures at those exact times. The built-in 24 hour clock is accurate to a second or two per week.

The Time Machine can also use a special time lapse photodetector that will distinguish between daytime and nighttime. The Time Lapse Mode allows you to specify whether the time lapse frames are captured during daytime, nighttime, or both. In this way the Time Machine will automatically stop photographing at night, saving film or digital camera memory.

We also make a digital timer that allows you to specify how many hours to shoot for on each day. For example, you might program it to shoot for six hours. Once you start it the first day, it will allow the Time Machine to shoot for six hours, starting at the same time each day.

The image below shows a construction site in Gila Bend, Arizona where SNC-Lavalin was building a power plant. They used the Time Machine to record the progress of construction. We have prepared a small QuickTime movie of two days at the job site that you can view. Click on the picture below to see the movie. (You'll need the most recent version of QuickTime to see this movie.)

Both the camera and Time Machine can be run on an AC adaptor for extended runs, and an uninterruptible power supply can be used to protect against power outages. The Time Machine and many cameras can also be run from a large storage battery.

The following movie shows the installation of a sliding glass door.