Why don’t I get as many shots as expected when shooting Interval Timer Photography?

When shooting with interval timer outdoors or over a long period of time, lighting conditions will change and so it’s necessary to have at least one variable setting to help balance the exposure. The recommended way to balance the exposure is using either Aperture Priority or with Auto ISO in Manual mode.  

In Aperture Priority, the shutter speed varies to balance the exposure. If the exposure time is longer than the frame interval, the next frame in the sequence cannot be triggered and the frame will be skipped as shown below.

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This can happen when shooting dark or night scenes when a longer exposure is required. To avoid this, position the camera ready for interval shooting and check the shutter speed set by the camera. Ensure that the shooting interval is longer than the set shutter speed. 

 

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