Time-lapse photography involves shooting hundreds, or even thousands, of still images, which are replayed in a sequence to become a time-compressed video. An engaging art form, it can help to breathe new life into traditional landscape photography. "Time-lapse photography allows you to see fresh potential in a landscape," says Alex Nail, a professional landscape photographer and time-lapse filmmaker who produces imagery for organisations including Visit Britain and the Woodland Trust.
"With landscape shots it can be difficult to engage the viewer, but as soon as you incorporate motion the scene comes alive. If you're out on a beautiful summer's day, the harsh lighting might not be great for stills, but when you see clouds bubbling up or sweeping by, that's a perfect opportunity to shoot time-lapse."
A sunrise, a flowing stream, waves at the seashore, or even passing traffic on a city street can all be turned into mesmerising footage, taking as little as just a few minutes to set up and shoot.
Using the Canon EOS RP, a small, light and intuitive full-frame mirrorless camera, ideal for creativity on the go, Alex shares his five top tips for shooting time-lapse landscapes.