25+ Examples of High Speed Photography

High speed photography is the science of taking pictures of very fast phenomena. In 1948, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) defined high-speed photography as any set of photographs captured by a camera capable of 128 frames per second or greater, and of at least three consecutive frames. High speed photography can be considered to be the opposite of time-lapse photography.

High speed photography can be used to make action seem to freeze, reducing motion blur, or to take a series of photographs at high frequency. The first application requires  a very sensitive sensor and a very good shutter system or a very fast strobe light. The second application requires either a mechanical device for capturing frames in very quick succession or a camera that can data off the electronic sensors very quickly.

Enjoy 25+ examples of high speed photography!

Passion Fruit Death - High Speed Photography - Popular Science Photo Contest Winner! by Illuminating Distractions.

Broken Light Bulb - High Speed Photography by Illuminating Distractions.

Orange juice - High Speed Flash Photography by RichardDumoulin.

High Speed Photography by phatmax95.

Strawberry love to swim - high speed flash photography by RichardDumoulin.

high speed lemon by louis.nguyen.


High Speed Photography by That's the way I like it.

High Speed Photography by jayeshkr.

high speed balloons 4261 by herbe_nelson.

Water fun and high speed flash photography by RichardDumoulin.

Splash! by James Neeley.

X Splash by Scottdd222.

Sun Shade by Aylesbury_Mark.

Shattered CD - High Speed 1/30000th of a second by Illuminating Distractions.


High speed photography part 9 by jimmys_photography_D40.

high speed balloons 4243 by herbe_nelson.

high speed balloons 4260 by herbe_nelson.

High Speed Photography1 by That's the way I like it.

Release by The Red Giant.

Blue Spray by Scottdd222.

Fire Cracker Explosion 1 by A.Connah.

Fire Cracker Explosion 9 by A.Connah.

strawberry by elffists.

High Speed Photography3 by That's the way I like it.

More Broken Christmas by Glacial Wanderer.

High speed water 8000th of a second by FOTO1212.

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