I know that the title is a bit counter intuitive, how can you make a time lapse from of an event that only lasts a fraction of a second?
Water drop Photographer Extraordinaire Corrie White managed to take a time-lapse of two colliding drops, by composing 357 photographs. Each shot is taken a fraction of a second later in the collision process. Although the drops don't match 100%, the result still gives a pretty good idea on how the mushroom pastern is formed.
Alan Sailer likes to blow stuff up. And when I say blow stuff I mean the good old fashion way. With a canon, custom made air gap strobes and a dedicated controller. After spending a great deal of time on his flickr stream, I asked him a few questions.
It is amazing what you can do with a little vision, even if you are pretty tied by budgetary constraints. Nate Powers and his team of students pushed their budget, and skills to the edge to create a low end (though high value) dancers bullet time shots. The challenges and work frame on this project were quite different from the ones described on a previous crowdfunded bullet time shoot, so I asked Nate to share a bit about the project.
Taking a 360 degrees panorama is a cool thing on its own, but taking a video-lapse takes it to a new level.
Hugo Baptista created an interesting clip they call a panolapse. It is a combination between a timelapse and a panorama done by mounting a camera on a motorized Meade controller and taking a host every 5 minutes as the mount rotates for 90 minutes.
Here is how Hugo describes it:
"A 360+ degree panoramic time-lapse. The camera shot one picture every 5 seconds while the motorized mount slowly rotated. I then I assembled the images into this panoramic movie, in which each "pane" is actually the same movie, slightly offset in time" #
This story tells the tale of how Jolene Lupo shot her high speed spirit photograph. While some of the stuff is pretty specific, I love her holistic approach and the way both the concept and final image were built. this is how she describes it: Click to continue ›
I've seen some crazy setups for high speed photography utilizing all sorts of weird parts. There is even a system that will turn the lights off for you, if you so please. But, this is the first time I am seeing such a huge overkill in term of components used to gain some control over the circuit.
Our buddy Destin from Smarter Every Day is about to have a new baby, but seconds before rushing to the hospital, he shares a neat slo-mo (or high-speed, depending on your take) video of a Canon 60D shutter going through the a full exposure cycle.
You can see the four stages of the exposure:
The mirror flips
The first curtain goes down to expose the sensor
Second curtain covers the sensor to end the exposure
And finally the mirror jumps back up
Now, here is a question for extra credit, can you calculate the exposure time?
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