Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, then played back at 24 frames per second. The result is an apparent 24-times speed increase. Time-lapse photography can be considered the opposite of high speed photography or slow motion.