About Me

Richard timelapsing

I am a time-lapse filmmaker based in the UK and in Doha, Qatar. Over the last couple of years I have dedicated all of my free time to learning everything I can about the art of time-lapse…


At the end of 2011 I purchased my first DSLR and after shooting music videos and corporate work soon discovered time-lapse and since that time I’ve never looked back. I’m lucky enough to have had my work used to launch TV channels, in films and documentaries and for promotions and music videos. ‘Atom-lapse’ also runs on a large monitor inside The Atomium in Brussels.

My work
photography, time-lapse

Over the last couple of years, my work’s been used to launch Global TV channels, in TV documentaries, and in 4K promotional work. I have also won awards for grading and editing work, as well as a sports Emmy for my work on the London Olympics as part of the NBC team.

I am represented by Getty Images Footage, and also have a stock of time-lapse work for direct licensing, in particular from around Dubai.

Time Lapse Videos

Time-lapse for me is not just a hobby, it is a passion and a growing profession. Most of my time-lapse work is available in 4K and above and I encourage you to get in touch!

Early 2014 I pitched a TV programme idea to a global network and at the end of May 2014 I will begin shooting. This will be a programme about the cultural metropolis shown through the medium of time-lapse and I will carry out interviews with some of the world’s greatest architects and social commentators.

I look forward to sharing more on this with you soon…

Time-lapse Films

Dubai III Time Lapse

Dubai III Time Lapse

Not any Colour Dubai time-lapse

Not any Colour Dubai time-lapse

New York Time Lapse

New York Time Lapse

Dubai II Time Lapse

  • Type: Video
  • Location: Detroit

Dubaii II Time Lapse

Detroit Time Lapse

Detroit Time Lapse

Atlanta Time Lapse

Washington DC

Washington DC


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Richard Bentley

I grew up in Nottingham in the UK and moved to London to go to University, followed by 7 years in Denmark. I returned to the UK in the summer of 2000 and have spent my time since then working in over 25 countries for over 60 different broadcasters and post production companies. I am completely self taught in the art of time-lapse and really do learn something new about myself and new techniques each time I go out to shoot.

Every evening I take my camera out and shoot time-lapse… some of them are shown on this site.

My Biography

I am currently based out of Doha, Qatar where I am working on a long term project.

Time-lapse is like magic
It’s incredible when you start to process the images!

In May/June 2014 I will be filming time-lapse in Doha, London, New York and Detroit for a TV programme idea I pitched which got commissioned in April 2014 It will be aired globally this summer. I look forward to sharing more details with you and a link to the web version, after it has been broadcast.

Every time I go out with my time-lapse equipment, I try to set myself a new challenge!

All of my work is available in 4K resolution or higher if required in any codec or wrapper – please get in touch for details.


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