Highspeed photography 101 – Introduction

Highspeed Photography 101

Table of contents

Lesson 1: Freeze the motion with your shutter
Lesson 2: Freeze the motion with your shutter II
Lesson 3: Freeze the motion with your flash
Lesson 4: A small but powerful helper: Arduino
Lesson 5: Trigger your camera with an Arduino
Lesson 6: Trigger your flash with an Arduino
Lektion 7: Working with sensors: Light barrier
Lektion 8: Working with sensors: Sound trigger


I’m going to write a highspeed photography 101 tutorial.

Highspeed photography example

These tutorials are for two kind of beginners, either you’re new to highspeed photography or you’re new to microcontrollers and/or triggered approaches. This site is the introduction for my tutorials and I’ll update this page and add the links to the lessons here.

I’ll show you how I made several pictures, help you to understand the techniques behind the photos and finally encourage you to do highspeed photography yourself, as its not that hard.
I’ll begin with easy to do methods (Lesson 1-3), which require nearly no additional stuff and can be done by everyone. Later I’ll introduce you to microcontrollers (Lesson 4-6) and different triggers (Lesson 7-8), and show you what their advantage is.

I’m not going to try to sell you the most expensive trigger system (which may be good, no doubt, but 400$ are 400$), since this is for beginners, I’ll describe the methods I used to start (and I’m still using) which costs about 75$ for the trigger and 50$ for the microcontroller. And as already mentioned: triggers and microcontrollers are just assistants, if you have enough time and patience I’m sure you can do it without them and achieve the same results.

I don’t know yet whether it is possible or not, but I’m planning to write one lesson every two to four weeks. This will depend on different factors as workload, motivation, other projects…

I’d like to get feedback. And for sure, if you have questions or want to show me your results, please feel free to contact me (there are enough ways mentioned on my homepage). Maybe it will take some time to respond.


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  13. This tutorial is very rich and very interesting. I have done some experiences relating to the first few lessons, without all the technical stuff like triggers. Here is a link to one photo I made using these techniques, and here is the setup I used to take this photo.
    Othmane Bekkari from OBK Photo

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