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I didn't get to do as many time lapses as I would have liked at Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Florida on August 12-15, but here is one more.

These are the crowds moving around in front of the main Celebration (exhibitor) Hall.

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A few other websites out there have been posting this video of mine so I figured I might as well put it on my own site too!

This shows several of the very talented voice actors from Star Wars The Clone Wars doing what they do best during a panel at Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando.

Featured in this are Tom Kane (voice of Yoda) doing his spot-on Morgan Freeman voice and James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) doing a LOT of other impressions. Even if you are not a Star Wars fan, take a few minutes and watch this. It is very impressive what these guys can do.

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As part of the festivities for Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando last week, fans could also buy tickets to the Last Tour to Endor event at Disney's Hollywood Studios. That party was to celebrate the closing (and redesigning) of the Star Tours ride that has been around for 20 or so years.

Part of this celebration, as you'd expect, included fireworks. While I wasn't too impressed with the fireworks (and the Star Wars music and clips they chose to accompany it) at the time, I did at least get a few photos I was happy with.

Last Tour to Endor Fireworks by MattDoc

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Here it is, my time lapse video of the 501st Legion group photo at Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando Florida. I took about 1200 photos total to create this.

Here's the direct link as well:

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We're two days in and I've been taking a lot of photos. They're on flickr now and I'll try to get some posted here soon.

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Yeah, it's kind of strange as a photo tip on a photo blog, but there are times when you just need to take your face away from the camera and enjoy what's happening.


I constantly remind myself when I have my camera with me to make sure that I'm not so busy looking for and taking photos that I essentially miss the event and everything else around me. Stop shooting and take a moment to just watch and listen to the stuff going on around you.

Posted By MattDoc
Here is a quick-and-dirty timelapse I did at softball practice last night. I really just did this to get used to the process of setting up the camera equipment as well as how to work with the software to put it all together.

I had my old EOS 20D attached to the fence in the dugout with a gorillapod. I was using a rented Tokina 10-17mm lens. You can see some of the fence, but that was hard to avoid in order to keep the gear safe behind it.

More to come in the coming weeks!

Posted By MattDoc

Sure, you may be taking the photos for your own collection and memories, but there are a lot of other people out there who would love to see them. Other people at the show will want to see the photos to see if you saw something they didn't (or to see if you got a photo of them in their costume).

Know who else want to see them? The people who didn't make it to the show. I didn't make it to Star Wars Celebration IV so I loved looking through the photos from the event.

Get them online somewhere so that you can share them. Get them out on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, message boards, etc. We all want to see them.

Also, share your contact info when you take photos of someone, especially people in costume. I'll have my business cards with me to hand out. This way people can easily get in touch with you to make sure they can find your photos after the event.




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