It takes a larger than usual pile of money to purchase all the gear a lot of professionals use for high speed photography. In many of our realities, the chance of us ever owning a Broncolor lighting setup is relatively slim. The good news is, you don’t really need a Broncolor to get started in business of high speed photography.
As the DigitalRev team demonstrates for us in the classically humorous video tutorial you’ll see below, you can still manage to pull off some pretty interesting shots using relatively basic gear. Armed with nothing more than a Canon 550D, a cheap 50mm 1.8 lens, a Canon 600 EX RT, and a Triggertrap Mobile Dongle they are able to capture some pretty sweet colored powder shots plus, they get to smash stuff with a gold club in the process.
The Triggertrap is kind of the unsung hero of the lighting setup, it’s also the cheapest piece of equipment they used. When paired with a smartphone, the Triggertrap allows the photographers to control camera using a variety of methods such as motion, vibration, and sound sensors. I’d be curious to hear if any of readers have used one of the devices for high speed photography before. If any of you have, be sure to share with us in the comments section!
[ via DigitalRev ]