Step 1 Hardware
Although the Canon 7D has a built-in timer, it only allows you to delay up to 10 seconds before taking a photo. In order to take time-lapse photos, you’ll need to invest in a bit of extra hardware called a time remote.
There are a number of different brands on the Internet, but I use the “JJC TM-A Timer Remote” because it has all of the necessary functionality that a more expensive model will give you, but at a much cheaper price.
- One of the great things about this particular model is that even without any batteries, you can use it as a hands free shutter release which can be useful in other photography situations to avoid shaking the camera while you press the shutter release button on the camera.
Step 2 Preparation
Connect the timer remote to your camera and insert a fully charged battery into your camera.
- Creating a new folder on your camera before taking photos will save you a lot of time afterwards as you just have to copy this folder to your computer rather than searching through many photos.