The most exciting aspects of High Speed Photography are the perfectly frozen moments in time that you usually can not see. And the fact that you never know what you are going to capture…
Here are some of the images taken at the workshop.
The technique used to capture these images can be found on my previous blog. Please contact us if you’d like to take part in future workshops.
Steve has managed to capture the exact moment the pellet left the barrel of this air pistol. You can even see the gas pushing it out of the barrel.
Adam’s image shows something we did not expect. The impact from the air pistol pellet hit the egg from the left and we imagined that the innards of the egg would exit on the right in the direction of the pellet’s travel. Quite clearly this did not happen. However it did make for a spectacular and quite beautiful image.
The light bulbs shattered on impact and the debris was caught in spectacular fashion creating a galaxy of star-like fragments and dust.
Although the water balloon is the most commonly seen subject in high speed photography, the sheer beauty and unique patterns created are hard to get bored of. The textures and detail are simply exquisite.
The unpredictability is one of the keys to the fascination with this technique. Here the air pistol was running out of power and so could not pierce the balloon fully. Therefore the image created was of the water escaping under pressure.
Things that are usually missed or just seen in a blur can be frozen perfectly using high speed photography techniques. This shot by Spencer captures each and every globule of tomato juice in perfect clarity.