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

It's going to be difficult to capture the shot because the setup's the people use to take these kind of pictures are done in such a way as to trigger the camera at the exact right time and the gun ...

posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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#1: Initial revision by user avatar Charlie Brumbaugh‭ · 2020-08-21T18:45:23Z (over 2 years ago)
It's going to be difficult to capture the shot because the setup's the people use to take these kind of pictures are done in such a way as to trigger the camera at the exact right time and the gun isn't usually being held by a human. They also tend to use slower bullets for easier timing.

- [Bullet Photography at Home](https://www.diyphotography.net/bullet-photography-at-home/)
- [How can I capture the movement of a bullet?](https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/53450/how-can-i-capture-the-movement-of-a-bullet)

The other problem is that bullets are rather small compared to a person and any shot that is wide enough to show the shooter will make it hard to see the bullet.

Muzzle flash is fairly easy to capture people do it regularly with cellphones. The muzzle device at the end of the rifle or higher powered loads can both result in a larger flash.

The other cool action thing you might try and capture is the brass casings being ejected. Those are large enough to be seen and aren't moving real fast.