To me, time-lapse photography is extremely rewarding as well as challenging. At times, 5 seconds of completed footage is the result multiple trips to the same location for many hours at a time. If you don't simply love being outside, you won't enjoy any part of serious time-lapse landscape photography. And that is a full-blown mega-fact.
One of my first more serious time-lapse projects was recently completed in Jacksonville, Florida. I was out exploring and shooting whenever possible during a period of 8 months. Although the motivations for my Jacksonville video were much different than the motivations for this project, the end result may be similar. My Jacksonville project ended up being the compilation of over 20,000 pictures taken at many different locations. Naturally, this large number of pictures takes a great deal of time to edit and process into the final product. I estimated that for every 1 second of time-lapse footage in the final video, roughly 3-4 hours of work was needed either out in the field shooting or editing at my workstation. To others, this may seem a bit insane, but to me, it's completely worth the effort involved. I met a ton of great people and made great memories. To find out more of the details regarding the Jacksonville video, click here.