After some thought I bought a cheap 5€ remote release for my Canon E1000D digital camera and we were ready to go. I mounted the camera on top of an old tripod (that lacks a few screws and the crank thanks to my kids), connected the remote release, focused and started shooting. This page shows a few small fun projects we did that way.
Things to take care of:
- don't touch/kick the tripod
- don't try it without a remote release (you will move the camera with the built-in release)
- try to ensure a constant lighting (daylight tends to change)
- make very very small moves each frame
Click on the below thumbnails for the animated GIF stop-motion.