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 by Avi_Abrams
Breaking the Rules by Beforethecoffee
Blue tit in Flight by Burrard Lucas
Cig by David Neff
Crash Test by Fiat
Kiwi Drop by Tpphoto
Near Death Experience by Bda668
Water Animation by Aziz J.Hayat
Frog Leap by Michael Durham
Bullet Shot by David Neff
Waterfigure, Object and Extra Splash by Fotoopa
Happy New Year! by Robert D Bruce
Lights Out by James Neeley
Balloon Explosion by Aziz J.Hayat
Whiplash! by Alastair Batchelor
Smash by Mark Watson
Flower by Fotoopa
Dart by OSUSTUDENT
From Below by Jens Erik Mikkelsen
Broken Bulb by Swashbuckle Pics
Death to Tomatoes by Photoboothguy
Santa Better Watch Out by Alan Sailer
The Infamous Hairflip by Micah Camara
Waterfigure by Fotoopa
Cognac by Byredis
High Speed Balloon Ripping by Infiltrator
Shotgun Shot Sequence by Andrew Davidhazy
Nikon Splash by LSG
Here are more inspirational photography entries we’ve previously published. Check them out!