Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
December 16, 2008
Image Size
590 KB


7,959 (1 today)
227 (who?)
Hi-speed Photography tutorial by xxsimplicity Hi-speed Photography tutorial by xxsimplicity
So this is my first try at a photography tutorial so I would love feedback if you do try this. I did a presentation for my class on hi-speed photography and then decided I wanted to share it with you guys too.
If you follow this tutorial the steps should be easy to follow, but let me know if you have problems and I will help you.
This kind of photography is really easy to do, just time consuming. I think every photographer should give it a try, you can get amazing results! My splash picture and thumb tacks pictures were made using these steps.

This tutorial is copy right to me, Lynnea Parker. Please do not claim them as your own.

*you can also download this tutorial.
Add a Comment:
ceemarie89 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for sharing this!! :)
samantha2048 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
HelloMissPaige Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I love this. I currently am experimenting with aperture, shutter speed, etc, so this is a really helpful tutorial. Thanks so much! c:
xxsimplicity Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay! I am happy that this tutorial is still helping people. I am considering making an updated version, since I have learned more about this kind of photography over the years.
HelloMissPaige Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
You should. (:
HelloMissPaige Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
I'm gonna have to try the water thing verrrry soon. It's a genius idea and a great tutorial...I've always wondered how people get photos like that.
FTW-Cassy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
boo-tee-ful! :"D thanks for the tutorial! I've been home sick with nothing to do, so i'll try it now!!
Emma-Lawlor Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a really great tutorial, I can't wait to try it out ) I just have one problem with this though:

"for sharp, solid images, you will need ISO 1600". This is wrong - the higher the ISO, the more quality you lose from the photo. It's more grainy/lots of noise. The only reason you'd ever use it is when it's too dark, when there's not enough light available and a flash is of no use. But during daytime, or with plenty of light sources, the lower the ISO the better. It's recommended to not go above 400 ISO as this is where the noise/grain starts to get noticeable. The lower the ISO, the sharper the image. Just for people who are learning about how to use their camera for the first time, this would really confuse them - a higher shutter speed would prevent the blur, not a higher ISO.

I'm going to try this set-up first thing tomorrow! Thanks for this! :)
xxsimplicity Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I totally agree with you, but when I was using the Nikon D40 at the time, I needed the extra ISO to get the sharper shots, otherwise my shutter just was not fast enough. Now that I have a Nikon D90 I don't need to use such a High ISO. Also, I don't use any professional lighting and just use desk lamps from around the house, so that is a factor. Have fun and I hope it helps you out!
Fairlex Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for this tutorial! :dalove: I'll try it with my Nikon D40, hopefully with some time and effort, it'll work. :D
Add a Comment: