You're doing it wrong.............. For high speed you use slow shutter speed and a flash. The flash becomes your shutter. You take object in dark room and use the flash to illuminate the object for idk maybe around 1/19000th of a second (It's light dude. It's fast) that's how they get it so precise
Very nice Gavan. I have been looking into constructing a photogate trigger with variable delay for these types of shots. Do you mind if I asked for a list of your equipment? I am also curious; are you triggering the flash or using the trigger to cycle the camera? I would like to trigger the camera but I am worried about the extra latency that the shutter lag would introduce. If if simply fire the flash that I currently have, I think that I will get a longer flash duration than if the camera is controlling the flash via off camera cord; currently shooting Canon 20D with Canon 380EX speedlight. Any information regarding your methods would be greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work. I would like to see more high speed shots from you in the future.
PS: Have you tried the shots where you see a falling drop of fluid colliding with a rebounding drop? More challenging, but also a real attention getter.
heya, sorry for the late reply... i built a sound/light trigger for flash. for highspeed photography you really need to use a flash.. the fastest you can image with your shutter i believe is about an 8000th with the 20D.. compared to approx 40,000th with a flash on lowest power setting. Also to use a shutter you would need a massive amount of light. The highspeed shots i have done were in a darkened invironment, the drop passes through a laser beam, when the beam is broken the trigger fires a flash (which has a variable delay)... the shot was taken with a 30D and 580exII.
havnt yet attempted colliding drops.. its on the cards though as well as a few other ideas.
Same here Gavan, sorry for the late reply. Thanks for sharing your technique. I still haven't tried the trigger. I just haven't gotten around to purchasing the components and trying to assemble one. I have found a good amount of information regarding the construction of a sound/light trigger online. Again, thanks for sharing your technique.