Photo Ballistic System today has announced its donation of several Basic Sound II High-Speed Photographic Triggers to several high schools across the USA. The aim is to enhance students’ ability to using high-speed photography to capture subjects frozen in time to get some amazing photographic effects.
The Basic Sound II is a custom-designed sound trigger, designed and manufactured in the US. It provides the basic tool for students to create high-speed photographs using sound as the trigger source for the photograph.
“There are about 26,000 public high schools in the United States, and it would it be great to put a sound trigger in each school so the students could explore high-speed photography. I am sure participating students from these schools would be excited to see the results of their high-speed photographs,” said Stan, one of the founders of Photo Ballistic Systems, the company that is responsible for creating the high-speed photographic triggers for high-speed photography.
High-speed photography is an art where those which are usually unseen by human eyes are documented. “Life can move quickly sometimes – passing by in a blur – and high-speed photography helps us enjoy the possibility of freezing memories and keeping them for later reminiscence,” said Stan.
Photo Ballistic Systems revealed that in the first phase of the project, students would be combining the science of physics and the art of photography using a sound trigger. If the first stage of the program proved successful, then the Photo Ballistic Systems would move to the next stage by offering the schools the more advanced light-optical trigger.
Described as a project designed to get high-speed photographic triggers into high schools for students to work with, the Photo Ballistic Systems’ Basic Sound II trigger provides the basic tool for students to create high-speed photographs using sound as the trigger source for the photograph.
“We are even seeing high-speed photography being used by sports photographers to capture fast-moving sporting events like car racing, bike racing and horse racing,”” said Stan, who even points to the use of high-speed photography artistry, as art galleries and magazines have begun displaying more and more stunning high-speed photographs.
Students participating in this project will be able to combine the science of physics and the art of photography using a sound trigger in the classroom.
“High Speed photography is the art of capturing events that are too fast for the human eye to see. By using a trigger, a few simple photographic techniques and basic camera equipment (camera, flash, and tripod), incredible photographs of the un-seen can be captured. All this is within reach of all high schools today with a little time and experimentation. I will give them the trigger that makes this possible,” said Stan, who started out experimenting with high-speed photography when he was in high school almost 40 years ago.
Visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/high-speed-photography-for-high-schools--2 for more information.
Name: Stan Fikel
Organization: Photo Ballistic Systems
Address: 3938 E. Pershing Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85032, USA