In their photography studio, Floto+Warner Studio, Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto created a very interesting project named Clourant.
The project is based on the high speed photography concept, yet the results were astonishing and eye-catching.
Their project is based on throughing colorful liquid in the open air and take high speed photo shots at a 1/3500th of a second, the results are frozen shapes for the liquid in the air that looks like sculpture.
Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto shares their experience about the project through Thisiscolssal:
Colourant is a series of events that pass you by as an imperceptible flash. A fleeting moment, that blocks and obscures the landscape, a momentary graffiti of air and space. Creating shapes of nature not experienced by the human eye, these short-lived anomalies are frozen for us to view at 3500th of a second. Transforming the non-discernible and ephemeral to the eternal. The essence of photography—immortalize the transitory.
The high speed photography requires using high shutter speed that allows the camera to freeze the motion and get a clear shot for very speed moving objects such as dropping water or liquid similar to the Clourant project. In association with the high shutter speed, using wide aperture or shallow depth of field helps you to focus on the liquid drops and have blurry or bokeh effect in background.
In order to get enough light, you may need external flash or light source especially when the high shutter speed can result low exposure of light. There are some other equipments that that you need to use in the high speed photography to avoid camera shaking such as a steady tripod and remote to avoid shaking the camera while pressing shutter the button.
While taking this type of photos, you need to set your camera to burst mode that allows you to take multiple shots while pressing the shutter button. This will help you take multiple photos and select the best shot later.
There are many high speed photography projects that you can do with the above concept such as the following:
- Amusing High Speed Photography of Drooling Dogs
- High Speed Photography Using Paint on Toys by Peter Schafrick
- High Speed Photography – Captivating Paint in Mid-Air by Alberto Seves