I’m Will Tomlinson. I’m an amateur photographer based in North London. I have a particular passion for timelapse photography.
I stumbled upon timelapse photography about 4 years ago after seeing some amazing shots within the BBC nature series Planet Earth. It took me a couple of days to figure out the basics, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
I’ve always shot time-lapse for my own enjoyment, and I’ve been lucky to travel to some amazing places such as Cuba, Italy and Norway to shoot. The upside to this is that I’m regularly approached by production companies and artists wishing to licence my work. To date, my work has been licensed for uses all over the world for use in TV programmes, adverts, museum exhibitions, music videos and corporate events.
Triggertrap is an extremely useful piece of kit and I regularly use the app’s various modes for still and timelapse photography. I was recently asked to help create two photos for an award submission, and I used the apps sound sensor mode to capture some great moments where the people in shot were relaxed.
TT: Your timelapses are breathtaking! What post-processing software do you use to put your timelapse together?
WT: It really depends on the shot and if it needs stabilising etc., but the usual software suspects for me are Lightroom, After Effects, Premiere Pro and of course Gunther’s indispensable LRTimelapse
TT: When you’re not out shooting breathtaking timelapses, what else would we find you shooting?
WT: Word has gotten out amongst my friends and peers that I’m reasonably handy shooting time-lapse, and their assumption is that this is a transferable skill to still photos. In the last year I’ve been roped into photographing work events, creating award submission photos and evening events. I’ve become more adept with Photoshop and the results have been surprisingly good.
TT: What is your favourite subject to timelapse? People or places?
WT: If you’d asked me this a year ago I would have definitely said places. I always enjoyed the search for an interesting landscape and then taking on the challenge of capturing it in an engaging way. That being said, since I moved to London I’ve become more and more fascinated by the flow of people through spaces. I’ve been fortunate to have been given permission to shoot inside busy locations such as the British Museum, which has a remarkable and consistent movement of people.
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Photos Taken with Triggertrap Kit