High Speed Photography : Frozen in Time

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.

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

Blue tit in Flight | Burrard Lucas

Cig | David Neff

Crash Test | Fiat

Kiwi Drop | Tpphoto

Near Death Experience | Bda668

Water Animation | Aziz J.Hayat

Frog Leap | Michael Durham

Bullet Shot | David Neff

Waterfigure, Object and Extra Splash | Fotoopa

Happy New Year! | Robert D Bruce

Lights Out | James Neeley

Balloon Explosion | Aziz J.Hayat

Whiplash! | Alastair Batchelor

Smash | Mark Watson

Flower | Fotoopa


From Below | Jens Erik Mikkelsen

Broken Bulb | Swashbuckle Pics

Death to Tomatoes | Photoboothguy

Santa Better Watch Out | Alan Sailer

The Infamous Hairflip | Micah Camara

Waterfigure | Fotoopa

Cognac | Byredis

High Speed Balloon Ripping | Infiltrator

Shotgun Shot Sequence | Andrew Davidhazy

Nikon Splash | LSG


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