Photography is a huge part of our lives now. Not only are many of us toting DSLR cameras or pocket cameras, with the advances in smartphone cameras everyone is now snapping pics… all the time. And for good reason. We love to save our memories, and we love to share them. Photography sites are popular web destinations. Mobile photography apps for uploading and sharing are highly used. There are an estimated 5 million+ photos uploaded to Instagram per day. That does not include all the other many photo sharing sites out there.

And now, aspiring photographers and tech savvy computer users that enjoy dabbling in photo editing and video creation are trying their hand at creating time-lapse and slow motion videos in the A Momentary Lapse contest. The contest gives participants a chance to show off their photography and editing skills showcased in a 30 – 90 second video. Some of the work uploaded is quite stunning.

Inside the Lighthouse, Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld

Inside the Lighthouse, Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld


To Enter:

  1. Create an original 30 – 90 second time-lapse or slow motion video that focuses on music, style, entertainment, or sports.
  2. Spice up your video by downloading one of Intel’s 5 approved music tracks (optional). Everyone loves a video with a great soundtrack.
  3. Head over to A Momentary Lapse to submit your entry.
Need some help figuring out how to edit your video? Check out the suggested lists of video editing tools to make your creation rock. They list some of my favorite editing software like Cyberlink PowerDirector 10 PC. I have tried this program before it and is great. The options available to edit your videos make you feel like a true professional. Or if you want to edit from your phone you can try out Gorillacam for iOS, or Lapse It for Android. See the website for a full list of tools.
The phase one grand prize winner has already been announced and the video is awesome. Check it out below:

The phase two winner is in the process of being chosen. But you still have to show off your skills. The contest is open until October 22, 2012.  A total of five winners will be announced per phase for a total of 15 winners. Prizes include cameras, Ultrabooks, and a chance to appear in an Intel Online ad. How cool is that?

Head on over to A Momentary Lapse and have a look at all of the wonderful entries already submitted, or submit your own.

The Giveaway

Intel would like to provide 10 of my readers with a copy of CyberLink PowerDirector 10 Ultra ($99 retail price) to help you get started making great videos. To enter just do the following:

1. Send the following tweet: “Win Cyberlink PowerDirector 10 w @LittleTechGirl 4 the @IntelEdge A Momentary Lapse”
2. Leave a comment below with a link to your tweet.
Giveaway will run until Friday, October 19, 2012. At that time 10 winners will be chosen.


Disclosure: This campaign is sponsored by Intel. All opinions are my own.