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

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 t...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Hueco‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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#2: Post edited by user avatar Charlie Brumbaugh‭ · 2020-08-21T18:35:27Z (over 2 years ago)
  • How to capture a bullet in flight?
  • How to capture a competition rifle shooter with a bullet in flight?
#1: Initial revision by user avatar Hueco‭ · 2020-08-21T06:19:32Z (over 2 years ago)
How to capture a bullet in flight? 
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?