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Incredible High Speed Photography with Cheap DIY Camera Setup

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

“By day, Linden Gledhill develops pharmaceuticals. After hours, he pushes the limits of high-speed, up-close and on-the-cheap digital photography.

The British native’s latest science-inspired shots of insects in midflight, splattering paint droplets and butterfly wing scales are made possible by a small photographic-accessories company in Michigan. When Gledhill hits a barrier to his artistic will, he calls up Cognisys co-founder Paul DeZeeuw for help.

“Our mission is to help photographers capture what they wouldn’t normally be able to, and for cheap,” DeZeeuw said. Some of the equipment Cognisys sells for a few hundred dollars can cost tens of thousands of dollars from other companies. “My friend and I started this whole thing in a basement, and Linden was one of our first customers. He’s been suggesting features and accessories and all sorts of things since then.”

The two have already created a high-speed handheld photography rig and are joining forces on other devices to capture Gledhill’s impossible shots, including a shutter system that can actuate in about 5 milliseconds from pushing the button to recording a photo. That’s about 12-13 times faster than systems built into today’s consumer digital cameras.”


  1. pawpoint
    December 14, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    • mostlytech
      December 14, 2010 at 9:25 pm

      Glad that you like it… 😀

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