Time-lapses are incredibly interesting ways to show a scene or scenario. Finding the right time-lapse camera can be a challenge, especially if you have never tried it before. A scene that involves movement or a change over time is a great topic to photograph.
For example think of a scenario where one single image wouldn’t do it justice. You could create a video, but if the change is taking place over days, weeks, months or even years, you will have decades of editing.
A time-lapse works better than filming a scene as you can set up the camera to work without you needing to be around. Also, the still images can be a much higher resolution than the video file. You can work from RAW files and even stack long exposure images.
The end result of a time-lapse is, in fact, a video. But to get the same effect, you would need to speed up a video, which also affects the quality.