My name is Matthew Vandeputte. Born in Antwerp, Belgium. 26 years old. Moved to Sydney Australia in 2013. I’m a full time timelapse photographer. I started off as a film editor and found a passion for timelapse photography. Several years later it’s now all I do. I’ve worked with some great clients over the past years (Canon, Microsoft, Tourism Dubai, etc.) and have been focussing heavily on social media (Instagram and Youtube) over the past year. I do a lot of destination marketing campaigns using those platforms and clients seem to really love the work I create for them.
The Essential Camera Gear of a Professional Timelapse Photographer
What’s in Matthew’s Bag? Here is His Photographer Flatlay Essentials:
- Two (often three) cameras
- Motion control kit
- Three carbon fiber tripods
- Hard drives
- Memory cards
- Head torch
- Two bags
What is the most difficult and the most rewarding part about being a timelapse photographer and daily vlogger?
The most difficult thing about what I do is processing everything I shoot as efficient as I can. Shooting dozens of timelapse sequences, a number of vlogs, and hundreds of photos a day on a destination campaign can become incredibly overwhelming. You really have to stay on top of your data and post production to be able to deliver your content on time.
Best part: getting paid to experience the most beautiful places on earth.
What’s one piece of advice that you would like to give to those reading your interview others?
Go out and shoot. Educate yourself using tutorials or books but the most important part is to go out and shoot and fail and learn. The only way to improve is to never be satisfied.