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Photographer Shares Tips For Water Droplet Collision Shots

Photographing water droplet collisions can be tricky given that your subject vanishes in the blink of an eye. The process of setting up and revising a successful shoot strategy isn't easy, but one photographer has shared his best tips and techniques to help with that.

This Guy Bends Time and Space in Slow Motion

"Playing With Time" is a new mind-blowing 1.5-minute video by Macro Room in which a man bends time and space in slow motion. It was created entirely with a high-speed camera with clever planning and editing.

This Crazy Camera Rig Spins a Phantom Camera at 150RPM

Steve Giralt is a photographer and "visual engineer" who uses wild-looking camera rigs to capture eye-popping shots seen in ads. His latest project involved a large, heavy camera rig that spins a Phantom VEO 4K high-speed camera around a tabletop subject at 150 rotations per minute.

This New Phantom Camera Can Shoot 4MP at 6,600FPS

Vision Research has announced its latest Phantom high-speed camera, the Phantom v2640. This camera is the fastest 4-megapixel camera ever made, capturing a stagging 6,600 frames per second. Drop the resolution down to 1080p, and you can shoot at a whopping 11,750fps.

Watch Popcorn Explode at 30,000fps Super Slow Motion

It's a well-known "fact of the Internet" that almost anything will look cool if you shoot it in super slow motion—the "Slow Mo Guys" have made quite a YouTube career out of it. But even if you're getting sick of the trend, watching popcorn pop at 30,000 fps will probably still delight.

Watch a Bullet Fly Through 5 Light Bulbs at 62,000 FPS

Cameras can make the invisible, visible. In this case, the magic of slow motion makes it possible to watch as a bullet smashes through 5 lit light bulbs, tearing through the frame at 62,000 frames per second and sending white-hot filament and shards of powdered glass in all directions.

This is What a Handgun Shot Looks Like at 73,000FPS

Want to see what a speeding bullet leaving a handgun looks like at 73,000 frames per second? Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters recently decided to find out by pointing a Phantom v2010 high-speed camera at Hyneman while he fired a pistol. While the price of this camera hasn't been published, its predecessor, the v1610 cost around $100,000.

This 3.5-Minute Music Video Was Shot in 5 Seconds with a 1000FPS High Speed Camera

The 3.5-minute music video above was captured in a span of 5 seconds. French filmmaker Guillaume Panariello tells us he did this "shortest shoot ever" using a Phantom 4K camera snapping 1000 frames per second. When slowed down, those 5 seconds of real time turn into three-and-a-half minutes of slow-mo craziness. The song is "Unconditional Rebel" by Siska.

Blast from the Past: 18,000fps High Speed Photography in the 1960s

Back in 1948, The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers defined high-speed photography as any 3 frames or more captured at a rate at or above 128 frames per second, but even back then high-speed cameras performed well past that mark.

The public domain video above gives us a short peek at how far high-speed photography tech had advanced by the mid-1960s, when Wollensak's Fastax models were some of the foremost high-speed cameras on the market, capturing action at speeds of up to 18,000fps.

NASA’s Experiments with Digital Cameras in Capturing Shuttle Launches

Ever since June of 2011, NASA has had cause to retire the photographic equipment it used to capture shuttle launches because, well, they don't plan on launching any more shuttles. But before that decision was made, it looks like NASA was finally giving digital photographic equipment a chance to oust the analog cameras they had always used in the past.

Video: Using a High-Speed Camera and a Ruler to Test Reaction Times

There's nothing like high-speed footage to put your reaction time in perspective. Knowing this, David Prager and Mauricio Balvanera of Distort put a high-speed camera to use capturing people doing the 'ruler test,' where a ruler suspended just above your fingers drops at a random moment, and you have to try and catch it as soon as possible.

Triggertrap Introduces New Flash Adapter and Speedy App Update

You may remember Triggertrap from our coverage of it a little over a year ago. The iOS app, which has since made its way to Android as well, acted as a "jack of all trades" camera trigger that offered more than 12 different triggering options.

Several of those options -- such as the sound and motion triggers -- were geared towards high-speed photography, and a new update and flash adapter from the Triggertrap team are primed to take the app's high-speed photo capabilities to the next level.

Incredible High Speed Video of Lightning Captured at 11,000 Frames Per Second

According to the Encyclopedia of World Climatology, lightning happens about 40–50 times per second worldwide; that translates into almost 1.4 billion flashes per year. But of the 1.4 billion that happen in 2011, we're pretty sure this was the only one captured at 11,000 frames per second, turning a one second lightning flash into an incredible 6 minute experience.