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Posted on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 : 10:53 p.m.

Time-lapse from the Ann Arbor Art Fair

By Jeffrey Smith

Photographer Jeffrey Smith produced this time-lapse from the Ann Arbor Art Fair on Friday. The fair wraps up Saturday, running 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; find full coverage here.


Ed Fenton

Mon, Jul 23, 2012 : 10:13 a.m.

Small crowd this year


Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 3:01 p.m.

I like your gopro timelapse Jeffrey. I like the way you moved to different locations, you captured the Art Fair perfectly! Was it in the case or "naked"?


Sun, Jul 22, 2012 : 3:24 p.m.

Gottcha...I fly mine in a UAV...naked...not me, the GoPro.

Jeffrey Smith

Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 9:21 p.m.

Thank you! I used it in the open-aired case, that's the only way to mount it to anything.

Dog Guy

Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 2:58 p.m.

Thanks, now I won't have to make my annual Saturday trip to the AAAF.

Stagger Lee

Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 2:20 p.m.

Looked like a very small crowd to me. Can't blame the weather this year Ann Arbor. Any other excuses? This fair need to go go the way of the Dodo bird! It's just too big and commercial now!

Kai Petainen

Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 2:06 p.m.

that's pretty cool stuff. neat. nice to see that someone did this. cool stuff! jeff, if you want to try something else with the art fair.... try this. use a long shutter speed, set it to iso 100, f22/f40 or something like that.... use manual mode... and to get proper exposure you'll have to use a long shutter speed. as a result... the people won't be in focus and it can show more movement. that way, people are less like charlie chaplin. here's an example outside of the business school and long shutter speeds here's a timelapse with long shutter speeds, that i did on CNN for July 4th


Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 3:07 p.m.

Pclix, best intervoltmeter on the market!! Flicker between frames due to changing light can be a gremlin though!! Don't get that with a GoPro.

Kai Petainen

Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 2:55 p.m.

oh sweet! i want a GoPro... that's pretty cool that you can do this timelapse with one of those. nice stuff! if you don't have an intervalometer for your SLR, get one.

Jeffrey Smith

Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 2:31 p.m.

Kai, I used a GoPro for this which has no manual functions, but next time I use my SLR for one I'll try that out. Thanks for the pointers and for watching!

Jack Gladney

Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 1:15 p.m.

Well, that happened. Seems pretty pointless. Must be a slow day in the news. Yup. Nothing going on.


Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 11:47 a.m.

Too fast to get anything out of it.

say it plain

Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 3:12 a.m.

Cool time-lapse. And cool look onto the crowds, which seem *very* light to me in these images! Sad to see it, but not surprising, I suppose...