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Learn & Explore Series Episode 35

"High-Speed Photography"

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Did You Know?

The fastest high-speed camera can record 200 million frames per second.

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Did You Know?

Many movie production companies have utilized the Phantom Flex camera, which records as many as 2,570 frames per second at full-HD 1080p resolution.

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Did You Know?

Dr. Harold Edgerton, an MIT professor and inventor of the electronic flash, recorded the first high-speed color photographs using cameras with electronic flash exposures with a range of 1/50,000 to 1/1,000,000 of a second.

Special Thanks to
Industry Expert: Emir Bayraktar
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Questions covered in the above interview:

  1. What is high-speed photography and what are the kinds of images a photography enthusiast can expect to capture?
  2. What special equipment is required for high-speed photography?
  3. Do I need a large interior space or studio to photograph bursting balloons, breaking glass and other controlled high-speed photography?
  4. Do I need specific kinds of flash or lighting equipment?
  5. Is a DSLR camera required?
  6. What are the best lens configurations for high-speed photography?
  7. What do I need to know to photograph lightning?
  8. Should I use manual or auto focus for the best lightning photos?
  9. What kind of equipment do I need to trigger my camera to capture lightning?
  10. How dangerous is photographing lightning and how do I protect myself?
  11. How exactly does a camera trigger work for high-speed photography?
  12. Does a camera trigger for high-speed photography only respond to the light flash of lightning or fireworks?
  13. What is timelapse photography?
  14. How many modes will a good camera trigger have?
  15. Will a good camera trigger allow me to set various intervals to trigger the flash and camera to capture a series of images?