Sunday, March 29, 2009

Broken Bulb

Broken Bulb, originally uploaded by PhotobyTimLimón.

I have always wondered how shots (like this perfectly timed image) are taken with such accuracy.

Tim Limon uses a sound trigger for his flash. When the unit hears the sound (in this case - the bulb breaking) it fires the flash. All the while his camera is taking a 3 second exposure and magically captures the shot.

"These shots were taken with a 3 second exposure at f/3.5 in a dark room using a sound trigger flash built from these plans: The sensor was about 10 feet away from the site of impact."

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