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A camera, a flash, a microcontroller and a soldering iron is all it takes to create high speed photos of splashing water balloons and other fast moving action. This talk gives a walkthrough from zero to final results.
Starting with initial thoughts on the speed limits of common cameras and how to circumvent them, then going over the configuration of camera and flash. I explain how to use a microcontroller for precise timing of the exposure and how to wire it up to the rest of the setup. Using the example of a splashing water balloon I'll share ideas on using black fabric and duct tape to turn a shower into an improvised studio and finally take that shot.