Another high speed shot. Many of you have asked how these shots are taken so here is a basic overview. The subject is set up against a black background, The camera is set up on a tripod and manually focussed, a flashgun is set up off camera with an extension cord to a sound trigger and adjusted to illuminate the subject. Manual camera settings are ISO 100, f8 and shutter at 1 second, flashgun is set to around 1/16th power. Now the tricky bit, darken the room just leave enough light so that you can see to shoot the subject with an air pistol, make sure you have a good pellet catcher, a folded blanket seems to work OK, now open the shutter with a remote cord and the shoot the subject before the shutter closes after 1 second, the sound trigger fires the flashgun which is several times faster than your camera and it is this that creates the shot. There is generally quite a bit of adjustments to be made to settings until eventually you get the shots you are looking for. Camera gear Canon 7D and 100-400 zoom lens (you don’t want to be too close, camera gear and water don’t go together too well)Sound triggers are readily available on the internet, but you could have a look on Andrew Rose’s photoblog, he is the guy that introduced me to high speed photography and he is now building and selling triggers too. Also check out high speed photography on You Tube. REMEMBER air pistols are dangerous so be very very carefull, make sure and wear safety glasses. have FUN LINK


  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stonealmost 3 years ago

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 3 years ago

    It looks like lots of fun Peter, great shot mate.

  • Thank you kindly Mark, and cheers for the fave mate, it is great fun mate, there were around 10 of us on the workshop and we all thoroughly enjoyed it

    – Peter Stone

  • Heidi Mooney-Hill
    Heidi Mooney-Hillalmost 3 years ago

    astonishing, maybe I’ll learn someday this, too

  • Many thanks for your kind comments and fave Heidi, much appreciated

    – Peter Stone

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 3 years ago

    Superb work! Thanks for the informations!

  • Many thanks for your generous comments and fave Bela, very much appreciated

    – Peter Stone

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresseralmost 3 years ago

    Great series Peter & thanks for the info

  • Many thanks Dave, glad you liked the shots

    – Peter Stone

  • Carol2
    Carol2almost 3 years ago

    Outstanding work, Peter!! Thank you for the info!!

  • Thank you Carol,

    – Peter Stone

  • czanti
    czantialmost 3 years ago

    creative at its finest…

  • Thank you kindly Cindy, so glad you like it

    – Peter Stone

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 3 years ago

    great work Peter!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and fave Charmiene, very much appreciated as always

    – Peter Stone

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsover 2 years ago

    A stunning capture Peter!, well done indeed, Trev

  • Many thanks Trev and thanks for the fave mate, much appreciated

    – Peter Stone

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    Great work mate and well worth the effort…superb and thanks for the tips…most informative.

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  • Many thanks Derek, I have a few more shots that I will post up at some point, just getting the urge to shoot something again lol.

    – Peter Stone

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