High Speed Photography – The Frozen Motion
High speed photography belongs to the highlights and culmination of the art and science of photography. Indeed, the world around us is in constant motion, and it is only the high speed photography, which is capable of capturing things in motion and showing us what really happens during those tiny fractions of seconds while some extremely speedy phenomenon occurs.
Speaking technically, high speed photography refers to either taking a photograph at a high sensitive level to create the frozen motion effect and reduce to zero the motion blur or to capturing a series of frames at a high frame rate to demonstrate how things change during high speed motion. Along with certain technical requirements for the camera, such as high quality photo sensor with high sensitivity and a good shuttering system, high speed photography is also about an exceptional level of photographer’s expertise and skills.
We have gathered the examples of high speed photographs to illustrate both the complexity of such kind of photography art as well as to show some unbelievable effects, which can be received with this technique. From falling water drops to moving flames and from a running sportsman to a blow of wind – these photographs show the moments, which a human eye can never catch. This gallery reveals new and exciting shades of the usual and familiar to all of us phenomena. It is pretty an unusual feeling to learn how a photograph, which is static by its nature, can illustrate so vividly the speed and motion around us.