Creating Timelapse Effects with Still Images (Part II)

In part one we saw how to use Quicktime to turn still image sequences in video, now lets manipulate some still images using some batch techniques.

Suburban Swirls.

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Creating Timelapse Effects with Still Images (Part I)

I was recently asked how I created certain aspects of a timelapse video I made for Flickr. The answer was ‘I can’t remember’!, which made me think that maybe I should dig out the project and share the love.

I then realised that it got very tricky with Quicktime Image sequences and Photoshop Layer Comps and Actions… So click through for some crazy Photo editing! Continue reading

Canon 300D Shutter Replacement Tutorial

This relatively old camera still has a few uses as long as you can find one that is still up and running! One of the main problems that appears on other articles relates to Shutter repair – although I haven’t found a procedure for tackling a repair.

I swapped a bad one out from another camera and so thought I’d share the experience…

Although of course… I take no responsibility for any repairs attempted and of course, this will void any warranty you may still have!

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Canon 300D sub mirror pin failure – Another Story


As a Canon 300D owner I recently fell foul to the common problem of a failure of the autofocus system. The lens would rotate fully in either direction but never to a point of focus. I did some searching and discovered that it was a problem with the secondary mirror underneath the main mirror that is used in the auto focus system. Continue reading