Time Shifting with Photography

It was recognized from the birth of photography that the technology had not only the ability to freeze a moment of time but to manipulate our view of it. The long exposures required in the early days either allowed moving objects to disappear or to create blurs. Once the high-speed flash was developed we could capture extremely short pieces of time that were invisible to the human eye.

Luckily, these techniques are available to the amateur photographer and many have experimented with the effects of manipulating how we capture time in a picture. Long exposures can compress time into a single image while short ones capture unseen action.

On these pages I included some of my own dabblings in this area. I also include information about hardware techniques I've used to capture the images.