I know that to keep visitors coming back to my website requires fresh content and regular blogs – something I have not been doing since the beginning of the year.  Apologies to those who have noticed.  I have been busy doing lots of time-lapse and preparing content for competitions.

One thing you may have noticed is the new look and feel of my site which uses a theme deliberately made for people who make video.  My earlier site didn’t do much to showcase my time-lapse.  So I built the new site myself.  It needs a few more things done to it however.  Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram, you will see that I have been busy posting up new time-lapse content.  I have been preparing a number of these for my annual entry in the time-lapse category for the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of The Year competition.

Here’s a few clips I hope you enjoy.

This time-lapse was a pinhole movie project based on the principle of the Camera Obscura. The apartment was completely…

Posted by Stephen Patience Photography on Saturday, 2 September 2017

In May this year, I spent a week in Auckland building up some stock time-lapse footage of some golden hour cityscapes. …

Posted by Stephen Patience Photography on Friday, 7 July 2017

Early this year, I filmed two time-lapses about 2 months apart with the Milky Way as a backdrop. The scene includes the…

Posted by Stephen Patience Photography on Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Enjoy this day to night time-lapse from one of Wellington’s most recognisable office towers that dominates the city’s skyline.

Posted by Stephen Patience Photography on Saturday, 17 June 2017

Shooting time-lapse in the city can be challenging. Here’s a couple I’ve done in my city of Wellington, New Zealand.

Posted by Stephen Patience Photography on Saturday, 20 May 2017

This time-lapse scene almost didn’t happen. My battery failed me after having set up my slider for a 3-axis shoot in…

Posted by Stephen Patience Photography on Saturday, 6 May 2017


In the last month, I’ve reached over 500 genuine followers on Instagram in the year I’ve been there.  I say genuine as I know there are tricks and tools out there to fake your following. I’m keen to grow this to 5000 now, but I’m not sure what the secret is to make that happen.  Maybe I just keep doing what I am doing – it seems to work.

I’m now starting to get some financial return for the sale of my time-lapses.  At the beginning of the year, I loaded a number of time-lapse clips onto stock photography websites.  The passive income adds up and it’s great when a notification comes through informing me of a sale.  Some are small but some are quiet handsome too.  In the space of 1 week, I sold 4 clips !

Lastly, one thing I am proud of is that my night sky time-lapse of the Milky Way over the Magnet trawler which ran aground in early 1989 on the Wairarapa Coast was selected as a finalist in the Photo NightScape Awards. It was great to be recognised among other top international photographers.  You can see the entries here.