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VIDEO: Photographic Journey: Life at Blair
A look into a day at Blair through time lapse photography.
By Tolu Omokehinde, Print Managing Photo Editor
May 30, 2012
After nearly seven months of time consuming, strenuous hard work, I have finally completed my comprehensive time lapse of Montgomery Blair High School.
Some still frames from the Blair time lapse.
I started this project in November 2011, drawing inspiration from Terje Sorgjerd, a National Geographic Nature photographer who created an extensive time lapse
of the day-night phenomenon in Norway. From there, I began researching time lapse photography, which led to someone hacking my Canon firmware (software the camera uses) to taking over 175,000 photos in seven months.
Despite the long hours I spent editing and piecing footage together, I've enjoyed the many views and perspectives that I got to photograph. One of the privileges and opportunities I got, which not many Blazers get to do, is to take pictures and experience the view from the roof of Blair. It really is a spectacular sight, and I share it with you in these videos. Because of the roof access, I was able to photograph everything from sunrises and sunsets to thunderstorms and stars.
This image shows one of the many scenes in time lapse video.
Since this will be my final time lapse video, I just want to say 'Thank You" to Silver Chips. Silver Chips has not only made me a better photographer, it has allowed me to meet others who also love photography and aspire to learn more and achieve great things in the field. I would also like to give a special thanks to Mr.Yak, Mr. Fanning and Mr.Abdul, who not only granted me access to Blair's roof but made sure that I made it back down safely every time. Lastly, a special thanks to Emma Howells, who pushed me to finish the project when I had almost given up on it.
I wish my fellow photographers and writers good luck, and I hope everything runs smoothly next year.
~Tolu Omokehinde, Managing Photo Editor for Print 2011-2012
*See a Slideshow of still frames from the time lapse below:*
**Watch the actual video here:**
Editor's Note: Emma Howells is a Photo Editor for Silver Chips Online. Joseph Fanning is the advisor for Silver Chips Print.