Trevor’s High Speed Photography Tips


The photo above of a water balloon colliding with the ground was taken with a Nikon Coolpix 5600.  This camera is a fully automatic point-and-shoot style camera.  However, with some cheap components and a little ingenuity, it can be used to take high quality high speed photos.  Obviously, a trigger of some sort is needed, (look here to build your own) as well as a flash unit.  The hard part comes from getting the automatic camera to do the things that are quite easy with a manual camera.  Some tips for taking high speed photos with a camera like the Nikon 5600 follows on the next page.


What Not To Do














What To Do