Since we launched Departful earlier this year, we’ve had the opportunity to feature some incredible photographers and the work they are doing to showcase some of the most remote, beautiful, and booming regions on the planet. As the year, and our fourth month at Departful, comes to a close, we wanted to highlight one more video that has some of the most impressive and unique time-lapse and motion tracking effects we’ve seen to date.

Kuala Lampur DAY-NIGHT is a 2:36 video shot by Singapore based photographer Rob Whitworth that took 5 months, 400 hours of solid work, 4 cameras, 40 shoots, 640 gigabytes of data, and 19,997 photographs to complete.

“I liked the idea of exploring how the city changes from day to night, how spaces dramatically change during the course of a few hours. This developed into one of the themes shown in the video of scenes switching from day to night,” said Whitworth in a recent interview with Yahoo! News.

This isn’t Whitworth’s first time-lapse work, however. Earlier this year, his in-depth look at traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, entitled Traffic in Frenetic HCMC, Vietnam, won him critical acclaim and garnered over 1.5 million views.


In case you are interested in the gear used to put this video together, here’s the list:
Nikon D800, Nikon D7000 x2, Nikon D3200 (Backup body), Nikon 16-35 f/4G AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor, Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II, Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S, Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye


About Rob Whitworth

Rob Whitworth is an Asia based photographer dividing his time between time lapse and architectural photography. He gained his first-class honours degree in Photography from Norwich School of Art & Design, UK.

Thumbnail and Slider Photos credited to Rob Whitworth


JP Bervoets

JP Bervoets

JP has spent the last decade working in the not-for-profit sector and has called Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa home. He’s travelled to over 30 countries and currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. His interests include photography, cycling, playing guitar and working on Departful. JP co-founded the site in 2012.

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