I had lots of fun on my trip using an iPhone app for time-lapse photography. To make these videos, it definitely helps to have a tripod and holder for the phone so that it can remain motionless, or nearly so, during the recording. Then it’s as simple as opening the app, pointing the phone’s camera in an interesting direction, and starting to film. The TimeLapse app I used, as well as its competitors, allow you to adjust how often the camera takes a picture and a variety of other parameters.
It can be a hit-or-miss exercise, especially when you’re filming something as unpredictable as the sky, but sometimes the results are stunning. Here are some of the highlights of cloud formation from my bikepacking trip along the Great Divide.