Wednesday, March 17, 2010 High Speed Photography : Frozen in Time High Speed Photography : Frozen in Time

High Speed Photography : Frozen in Time

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 08:36 AM PDT

In a blink of the eye, a lot can happen. A lot of astonishing things happen in a split of a second, but they are moving too quickly for us to see. High speed photography is the art of photographing a rapidly occurring event. Depending on the event to be photographed, methods range from use of ultra-short time flash exposures to producing lots of exposures in a split-second. Seemingly frozen in time, a lot of photographers have their own special method doing high speed photography. The usual photographic flash component offers a flash that lasts around a thousandth of a second (a millisecond). But photographic flash component used in high speed photography is so much quicker than this, and it creates a flash of light around a microsecond (a millionth of a second). This let you to freeze time through pictures that are happening tremendously fast.

high speed photos

It’s not easy to come up with a perfect shot while capturing rapidly occurring event, photographers that specialize in this type of photography are masters of patience. Below are some incredibly cool images that shows the beautiful combination of artistic expression and technical precision.

Splash | Avi_Abrams


Breaking the Rules | Beforethecoffee

breaking the rules

Blue tit in Flight | Burrard Lucas

blue tit

Cig | David Neff


Crash Test | Fiat

crash test

Kiwi Drop | Tpphoto

kiwi drop

Near Death Experience | Bda668

near death experience

Water Animation | Aziz J.Hayat

water animation

Frog Leap | Michael Durham

frog leap

Bullet Shot | David Neff

bullet shot

Waterfigure, Object and Extra Splash | Fotoopa


Happy New Year! | Robert D Bruce

happy new year

Lights Out | James Neeley

lights out

Balloon Explosion | Aziz J.Hayat

balloon explosion

Whiplash! | Alastair Batchelor


Smash | Mark Watson


Flower | Fotoopa




From Below | Jens Erik Mikkelsen

from below

Broken Bulb | Swashbuckle Pics

broken bulb

Death to Tomatoes | Photoboothguy

death to tomatoes

Santa Better Watch Out | Alan Sailer

santa better watch out

The Infamous Hairflip | Micah Camara


Waterfigure | Fotoopa


Cognac | Byredis


High Speed Balloon Ripping | Infiltrator

high speed balloon

Shotgun Shot Sequence | Andrew Davidhazy


Nikon Splash | LSG

nikon splash


Here are more inspirational photography entries we’ve previously published. Check them out!

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