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 by Avi_Abrams


Breaking the Rules by Beforethecoffee

breaking the rules

Blue tit in Flight by Burrard Lucas

blue tit

Cig by David Neff


Crash Test by Fiat

crash test

Kiwi Drop by Tpphoto

kiwi drop

Near Death Experience by Bda668

near death experience

Water Animation by Aziz J.Hayat

water animation

Frog Leap by Michael Durham

frog leap

Bullet Shot by David Neff

bullet shot

Waterfigure, Object and Extra Splash by Fotoopa


Happy New Year! by Robert D Bruce

happy new year

Lights Out by James Neeley

lights out

Balloon Explosion by Aziz J.Hayat

balloon explosion

Whiplash! by Alastair Batchelor


Smash by Mark Watson


Flower by Fotoopa




From Below by Jens Erik Mikkelsen

from below

Broken Bulb by Swashbuckle Pics

broken bulb

Death to Tomatoes by Photoboothguy

death to tomatoes

Santa Better Watch Out by Alan Sailer

santa better watch out

The Infamous Hairflip by Micah Camara


Waterfigure by Fotoopa


Cognac by Byredis


High Speed Balloon Ripping by Infiltrator

high speed balloon

Shotgun Shot Sequence by Andrew Davidhazy


Nikon Splash by LSG

nikon splash


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

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