Khürt Williams

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Making a Mess at High Speed

I attend a three-hour High-Speed Photography workshop this afternoon. We captured images of things that happen very fast by using flash to stop the motion. Loren Fisher has a high-speed photography rig in his basement. We experimented with capturing popping balloons, water splashing in wine glasses, and dropping strawberries into milk. I know it’s a bit cliched but I had fun. I learned a lot about the timing of flashes and I developed an appreciation for patience and effort that is necessary for this type of photography. It’s not easy!

[caption id=“attachment_46991” align=“alignleft” width=“1160”] High Speed Photography — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, f/8.0, ISO400), Copyright 2019-01-21 Khürt L. Williams[/caption]

[caption id=“attachment_46985” align=“alignleft” width=“1200”] High Speed Photography — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, f/8.0, ISO400), Copyright 2019-01-21 Khürt L. Williams[/caption]

We had good results with the coloured water sloshing from glasses that Loren had glued to a skateboard and strawberries splashing into a glass of cream. However, the balloon pop photography yielded poor results. I think that when the weather warms up I will try making my own rig and shooting some images in my garage.

[caption id=“attachment_46986” align=“alignleft” width=“1200”] High Speed Photography — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, f/11, ISO400), Copyright 2019-01-21 Khürt L. Williams[/caption]

[caption id=“attachment_46988” align=“alignleft” width=“1200”] High Speed Photography — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, f/11, ISO400), Copyright 2019-01-21 Khürt L. Williams[/caption]