Magic Of Movement Strobe Photography

Magic Of Movement Strobe Photography

You have probably seen animals move in slow motion on film, but how about seeing it on photos? It’s called strobe photography.

Animal loving photographer Kim Taylor uses a special technique to capture multiple images of a moving subject on a single photographic frame. This photography system was first used by Eadweard Muybridge in the 1870d when he photographed a galloping horse. Taylor even manages to capture how a spang beetle is flying through the air, but our favorite has to be the white owl that’s about to land, there’s something magical about it.

Since there was no modern equipment back in time, Taylor had to use heavy capacitors with 3,500 volts which made his job pretty dangerous, but with some luck he survived it all. Because of the heavy equipment he used to only work from his garden, capturing insects and birds in motion. Taylor says himself that strobe photography is all about timing and the flash, but we believe that you need some skills as well.

The multiple images makes it look like one photo consists of 3 separate ones. Something that can remind of that are these beautiful two-in-one photos.


European Robin bird


Cat


A cockchafer beetle also known as spang beetle


White and brown owlbird


Leaping squirrel

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One Comment

  1. Ram
    September 25, 2011 @ 1:26 am

    Nice photography Kim.

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