Colin is a San Francisco-based photographer. He discovered his love for photography during his first climbing trip to Bishop, CA. Since then he's travelled extensively in search of new and inspiring landscapes.




Located in Southern California, Sheldon works in the film industry and spends his weekends in the wilderness. As a young tech-guru, he seeks opportunity and adventure to wherever the trail may take him.


Over the years we've received many questions about our project. Below you'll find a list of the most frequently asked questions and our answers.

Where in Yosemite did you go?

What camera equipment did you use?

What outdoor gear do you use?

Do you sell prints?

What is time-lapse photography?

Time-lapse is a photography technique most commonly used to capture long periods of time. Normal video captures video at a minimum of 24 frames per second. When shooting time-lapse that frequency of frames per given period of time is much lower. When you combine frames captured over a long period of time and view them at the normal rate of 24 frames per second time appears to be moving faster.

I want to learn more about time-lapse. Where do I start?

The Ultimate Timelapse FAQ Thread is the best place to go for your time-lapse questions. This is where we went when we were just starting to learn about time-lapse. The Timescapes forum is a great source of information for all levels of time-lapse photography.

How do you capture motion time-lapse?

To capture movement in our time lapses we use a motorized dolly. The one that we use is called the Stage 1 made by Dynamic Perception. When our camera is hooked up to this device it can be programmed to move small distances between photos. 

How do you photograph the stars?

We all have our own interpretations of what the night sky should look like in photographs, but in most cases, night photography is interpreted as Astrophotography. In these instances, you need to shoot at much higher ISO's that range from 2,000-4,000 with slow shutter speeds and aperture wide-open. Duration for exposures are limited to your camera body and lens, but generally are shot between 20-30 seconds in length.

How many days were you in Yosemite?

We repeatedly visited the park over the course of 10 months. During those months we spent roughly 45 days in the park filming for Yosemite HD II.

How far did you hike?

200+ miles

What music was used in the video?

The track is titled "Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun" by M83 from his album 'Before the Dawn Heals Us'. You can buy his music on iTunes or

Visit M83's Facebook page here.

What software do you use to create time-lapses?

We use Adobe Lightroom, VSCO, Adobe After Effects, GB Deflicker and LR Timelapse


National Geographic - Stunning Time-Lapse Video Shows Rare Views of Yosemite

Recode - Here’s “Yosemite HD II”: The Stunning Sequel to a Viral Time-Lapse Vid

io9 - Over 200 Miles of Yosemite Backpacking in One Incredible Time-lapse

The Huffington Post - Incredibly Beautiful Yosemite Time-Lapse Video Reminds Us What We're Protecting

PetaPixel - This Glorious Yosemite Time-Lapse Makes Us Want To Head To California Right Now

SF ChronicleTime-lapse images' moving Yosemite views

The Atlantic - Yosemite's Most Spectacular Vistas in Photographs and Time-Lapse Video

Daily Mail - Stunning time-lapsed video of Yosemite shows the beauty of the California national park

Matador Network - ‘Yosemite HD’ will blow your mind


Project Yosemite is made possible by the support of our friends, family and all who have given us any ounce of encouragement along the way. It is because of their kind words that we continue working hard.


We owe a special thanks to the people at Borrowlenses, Dynamic Perception and Mountain Hardwear. We value your friendship and trust in our work. We're so grateful to have shared our journey with you.