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How to capture a competition rifle shooter with a bullet in flight?

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I'm looking to attempt some artistic shots of a competition rifle shooter doing what they do best.

My first thought was to attempt to capture something like a perfect golf shot, where you capture the swing just after the point of impact such that you have some great action and maybe even a bit of ball compression.

Similarly, I'm wondering what I would need to (potentially) capture the muzzle flash and maybe even a bullet in flight?

No shutter speed would be fast enough so I'll need to use flash to freeze the motion and then time the flash to occur just as the bullet leaves the barrel. In theory, not too hard...but in practice? What say you to varying methods of accomplishing this with good ol' prosumer gear?

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"No shutter speed would be fast enough" (1 comment)
"No shutter speed would be fast enough"
Peter Taylor‭ wrote 7 months ago

Fast enough shutters speeds do exist, although the gear in question certainly couldn't be described as prosumer. It may be possible to rent it, although all of the rental sites I've looked at have contact details for a quote rather than actual prices.

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