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Photo Monitoring

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Photography is a powerful and affordable way to document all kinds of environmental issues. We'll be collecting different techniques and tips here -- stay tuned and pitch in where you can! We'll be starting with a focus on #timelapse photography:

Timelapse Activities

Timelapse photography is a way to automatically trigger a camera on an interval -- for example, every minute, or every hour.

Purpose Category Status Author Time Difficulty Replications
Raspberry + NoIR cam + Sensors to detect water stress of the plants during their growing - - @LaPa - - 0 replications: Try it »
How to visually document a site - - @stevie - - 1 replications: Try it »
Use a rubber band and knotted string to trigger a camera build complete @mathew 15m easy 0 replications: Try it »
Scripting Raspberry Pi to boot and shoot timelapse photos build review-me @mathew - hard 0 replications: Try it »
Hacking trail cameras to document blasts on Mountaintop Removal sites - - @LauraChipley - - 0 replications: Try it »
Bean Cam observe - @cfastie 1d medium 0 replications: Try it »
Set up a Raspberry Pi Camera with Pi Builder - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »
Using Mobius camera as a "trap cam" in field deployments - - @tonyc - - 0 replications: Try it »
Testing - water depth from camera image - - @chalmers - - 0 replications: Try it »
Set up a Mobius Action Cam for timelapse - - @warren - - 0 replications: Try it »
IR+VS TIMELAPSE - - @hunter - - 0 replications: Try it »
CrocusCam observe - @cfastie 10h hard 0 replications: Try it »
DaffyCam - - @cfastie - - 0 replications: Try it »
Time lapse mode on the Crenova Game camera - - @stevie - - 0 replications: Try it »

Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.

Frequently Asked Questions

We're collecting and working our way through a wide array of questions about timelapse photography -- if you can contribute your own questions, or answer others', please do!

Ask a question about timelapse photography

Title Author Updated Likes Comments
Is a Water Proof Solar Raspberry Pi Camera project viable? @icarito over 5 years ago 9
Advice regarding taking photos over frozen @dailyxeoto about 6 years ago 1
How To Make Time Lapse Spectrometer @LightWaveResearch8000 almost 7 years ago 2
How do I cheaply do long-term outdoor timelapses? @warren about 7 years ago 1
How can real-time camera monitoring be set up? @cherylh about 7 years ago 4
How do different time intervals for timelapse cameras affect their required maintenance? @cherylh about 7 years ago 4
Considerations when using timelapse to monitor blasting at mine sites? @mlamadrid over 7 years ago 0
Advice regarding taking photos over frozen surface? @stevie over 7 years ago 5
How do you get the Crenova Game and Trail Hunting Camera into time-lapse mode? @stevie over 7 years ago 5
How do I make a video from a series of photos? @warren over 7 years ago 7
What are ways to strengthen photographic evidence in court? @warren over 7 years ago 0
Trail camera on State Park Land? @DMerwitz over 7 years ago 3
Can we use a timelapse or video camera to monitor particulate air plumes? @gretchengehrke almost 8 years ago 4
Is there a water quality equivalent of Smoke School, the EPA air pollution observer certification? @warren almost 8 years ago 1
What's the best way to archive/store a timelapse video? @warren almost 8 years ago 3
Has anyone used a timelapse camera in stream monitoring? @stevie almost 8 years ago 15
Has anyone tried a dashboard camera for timelapse or aerial mapping? @warren almost 8 years ago 3
Initial results and resolution of timelapse mode issue: PL Mobius Infragram Point and Shoot @patcoyle over 9 years ago 3


Frac sand photographic monitoring

There's some good resources posted on this page which are specific to water monitoring or monitoring of frac sand sites -- check it out, and we're working to open some of these ideas up into questions and activities soon.


Updates

Title Author Updated Likes Comments
Rhode Island Timelapse @kgradow1 over 3 years ago 1
Set up a Raspberry Pi Camera with Pi Builder @warren about 5 years ago 19
Is a Water Proof Solar Raspberry Pi Camera project viable? @icarito over 5 years ago 9
Advice regarding taking photos over frozen @dailyxeoto about 6 years ago 1
How do I trigger a photo on a Raspberry Pi camera using a button? @warren over 6 years ago 2
Set up a Mobius Action Cam for timelapse @warren about 3 years ago 0
Mapping rugged coastal environments with a Raspberry Pi and a balloon? @samwf almost 7 years ago 8
Rough prototype of video analysis tool for monitoring a pixel's brightness/color over time @warren almost 7 years ago 2
How To Make Time Lapse Spectrometer @LightWaveResearch8000 almost 7 years ago 2
Stormwater Workshop 6: Monitoring and Lessons Learned @stevie almost 7 years ago 0
Time lapse mode on the Crenova Game camera @stevie about 7 years ago 2
How do I cheaply do long-term outdoor timelapses? @warren about 7 years ago 1
How can real-time camera monitoring be set up? @cherylh about 7 years ago 4
How do different time intervals for timelapse cameras affect their required maintenance? @cherylh about 7 years ago 4
Use Google Drive to share large photo collections @warren about 7 years ago 0
Share large numbers of photos (or files) using BitTorrent @warren about 7 years ago 0
Hack The Earth 5th edition @imvec about 7 years ago 1
UWEC air quality monitoring @bkleist over 7 years ago 3
Next Saturday: Timelapse Kit workshop and Social Emergency Response Center in Somerville @warren over 7 years ago 4
Calculating volume from ground level photos? @warren over 7 years ago 6
Trail Cam: Stream/ Wetland Sedimentation @dswenson over 7 years ago 10
What seeds sprout fastest? @warren over 7 years ago 2
Air Quality Monitoring at UWEC @bkleist over 7 years ago 10
Photo Documentation of Frac Sand Mine Surface Water Spills @mlamadrid over 7 years ago 1