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Ultra high speed flash photography. Build this electronic flash trigger to fire the flash at the proper instant. Est. cost: $10.
DARKROOM TECHNIQUES Dec 1980 (v.1#4) pg. 18

FreezeFrame. Build this super strobe to create stop-action photos. Designed to use interchangable sensors so that anything that pops, snaps, flashes, reflects or blocks light can be used to trigger the camera's strobe. Est. cost: $40.

Shoot the classic milk drop. Build a time-delay, flash-trigger circuit that lets you photograph high-speed events.

Freeze Frame. Build this super strobe to create stop-action photos. Designed with interchangeable sensors, so that anything that pops, snaps, flashes, reflects light, or blocks light can be used to trigger your camera's flash. Est. cost: $40 (kit).
ELECTRONICS NOW Nov 1992 (v.63#11) pg. 31

Elementary circuit for triggering xenon-filled flash tubes. Included in an article about the ultra-high-speed photographic techniques developed by Harold Edgerton.
ELECTRONICS NOW Oct 1995 (v.66#10) pg. 45
Added Info ELECTRONICS NOW Dec 1995 (v.66#12) pg. 12

Circuit for a sound-activated switch to trigger a strobe-flash to take stop-action photos.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jul-Aug 1971 (v.11#3) pg. 38

Sound activated flash switch for taking high speed photos. Est. cost: $5.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Nov-Dec 1977 (v.17#6) pg. 50

Electronic circuit to fire up to nine strobes or flashbulbs to create multiple "stop action" photographs. Time between flashes can be varied.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1978 (v.1#1) pg. 72

A discussion of electronic flash duration and its impact on high-speed photos.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1971 (v.35#4) pg. 126

Freeze complicated action with a single flash using this homemade device that oscillates like a microphone, thus triggering the flash when activated by a loud noise.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1972 (v.36#11) pg. 48

How to make your own "sound trigger" to take high-speed shots of events such as a balloon bursting. It utilizes the variable power ratio adjuster found on newer electronic flash units.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1982 (v.46#11) pg. 84

High speed sync adaptor you can build to synchronize your shoe-mount flash unit with a projectile fired from an air gun.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1986 (v.50#7) pg. 32

Synchronizing camera and event. Part 1. An overview of the various triggering techniques (mechanical, acoustic, and optical) used in high-speed photography.
PHOTO ELECTRONIC IMAGING Jan 1993 (v.36#1) pg. 8

Synchronizing camera and event. Part 2. High-speed flash synchronization.
PHOTO ELECTRONIC IMAGING Mar 1993 (v.36#3) pg. 8

Synchronizing camera and event. Part 3. Ballistic photography tools and techniques.
PHOTO ELECTRONIC IMAGING Apr 1993 (v.36#4) pg. 8

Photograph of a sequential trigger mechanism which uses a ball bearing rolling down an inclined plane, and passing over strips of aluminum foil, to trigger a flash unit.
PHOTO METHODS FOR INDUSTRY Mar 1973 (v.16#3) pg. 16

How to build a flash-sequencing unit to produce motion-analysis studies and other strobe-effect photographs using two or more quick-recycling thyristor automatic flash units.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jun 1979 (v.8#2) pg. 53

Build a synchronizing flash trigger and a platform for setting up and taking pictures of the "milkdrop experiment".
PHOTOGRAPHIC Feb 1984 (v.12#10) pg. 78
Correction PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1984 (v.12#12) pg. 7
Added Info PHOTOGRAPHIC Feb 1985 (v.13#10) pg. 11

Build a simple tactile flash trigger to make high speed photographs. A taut string closes a simple switch causing flash to fire whenever the mechanical event happens (such as a hammer hitting a light bulb.)
PHOTOGRAPHIC May 1985 (v.14#1) pg. 70

Freeze-action with small flash units. Capturing liquid pouring into a glass.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jul 1985 (v.14#3) pg. 32

High speed flash photography. How to produce a pleasing special effects photograph using a short duration electronic flash to stop the action.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1986 (v.14#12) pg. 74

Comp book. Stop-motion with fluorescence. Produce a glamorized photograph using the stop-motion capabilities of the electronic flash.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jun 1988 (v.17#2) pg. 30

Comp book. Shooting exploding glass. Using a sound-triggering device to fire an electronic flash when a billiard ball on a string strikes a glass full of water.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Nov 1988 (v.17#7) pg. 96

Basic techniques of high speed photography. Part 3. Lighting the event. Basic principles of illuminating a high-speed subject with incandescent sources for filming onto 16mm film.
PHOTOMETHODS Feb 1978 (v.21#2) pg. 8

Basic techniques of high speed photography. Part 4. Computing guide numbers for particular light sources to be used in high-speed 16mm photography.
PHOTOMETHODS Mar 1978 (v.21#3) pg. 10

Lighting for high-speed photography and videography.
PHOTOMETHODS Jul 1982 (v.25#7) pg. 38

Tips on using flashlamps for high-speed photography. Includes information on where to get flashlamps.
PHOTOMETHODS Oct 1984 (v.27#10) pg. 34

Estimating lighting requirements for high-speed photography.
PHOTOMETHODS Apr 1986 (v.29#4) pg. 6

Estimating high-speed video and electronic flash lighting requirements.
PHOTOMETHODS May 1986 (v.29#5) pg. 7

High speed photography made easy. Tips on how to capture fast action. Looks at strobe lighting and synchronization.
PHOTOMETHODS Nov 1987 (v.30#11) pg. 53

Studio techniques for stroboscopic photography. Inexpensive techniques which produce multiple-flash images.
PHOTOMETHODS Jun 1988 (v.31#6) pg. 30

Retro-reflective lighting techniques.
PHOTOMETHODS May 1990 (v.33#5) pg. 16

Sound-actuated switch triggers electronic flash for high speed photography.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1965 (v.22#1) pg. 43

Sound sync'er. Sound-activated device triggers photo flash gun to get stop motion high-speed photographs.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1967 (v.26#4) pg. 59

Build the poor man's strobe. Sequential flash trigger activates five small flash units one-after-another.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1981 (v.19#6) pg. 63

Sound-activated trigger for a photo flash is used to freeze split-second action.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] May 1982 (v.20#5) pg. 69

Shoot the classic milk drop. Build a time-delay, flash-trigger circuit that lets you capture shots that would be next to impossible otherwise.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1991 (v.8#3) pg. 40

Photos illustrate the use of a commercial repeating strobe light to create motion-stopping multiple exposure photographs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1967 (v.128#5) pg. 174

How pros take those "impossible" photos. Lighting set-ups for high-speed, multiple exposure, close-up, and "painting with light" photos.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1980 (v.153#4) pg. 120

How to take high-speed photos using an automatic flash. Photograph a hammer at the instant it breaks a light bulb, a drop of milk splashing into a bowl, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1980 (v.154#5) pg. 62

Tip shows how to use a piece of paper to divert some of an electronic flash output directly into the sensor, thus fooling the flash unit into producing a flash of very short duration.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1973 (v.73#6) pg. 150

How to build simple triggering devices to make high-speed-flash stop-action pictures.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1979 (v.85#6) pg. 40

How to make multiple-image photos using two or more small electronic-flash units. Includes description for a simple intervalometer to trip several flash units in succession.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1980 (v.86#2) pg. 30

Cheap shot. Make startling high-speed action shots with a home-made flash-triggering device. Consists of a dart attached to a string and thrown at the object to be photographed (such as a balloon). The flash circuit is closed by the string at the instant the balloon is hit.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1986 (v.93#4) pg. 47

High-speed photographs of sound-producing incidents (balloon breaking, glass breaking, gun firing, etc.) can be taken by using this audio amplifier which acts as a trigger for electronic flash guns.
RADIO-TV EXPERIMENTER Apr-May 1968 (v.24#2) pg. 73