What is High Speed Photography?
High-speed photography is a type of photography that focuses on the art, methods, and practice of capturing fast events that cannot be perceived by the human eye. This photography subgenre can be done within a controlled environment like an indoor studio. Other stunning high-speed events are shot outdoors and most of these can be risky yet exciting. The most popular subjects of high-speed photos out there are lightning strikes, bullet shooting through an object, wildlife pouncing on a game, waterdrop, balloon popping, sports maneuvers, and other high-speed moving objects.
Aside from creativity and passion, successful high-speed photoshoots need preparation through proper planning, research, and gathering the right equipment. Any entry-level and high-end camera will do, as long as it supports manual mode. You’ll also need a sturdy tripod, the right lens for the job, one or two flash units, and most importantly, a high-speed camera trigger to ensure every shot’s timing, precision, and high-quality images.