One of Snaperture’s most exciting uses, and one that is likely to keep you occupied into the wee, small hours, is that of high-speed photography. You will be amazed, while viewing images not visible to the human eye, and you will be overjoyed at having precise control over the timing, down to millisecond resolution. Added to this, there is the fact that each shot is unique.
These jaw-dropping images were captured using Snaperture’s output port to drive a solenoid valve, releasing water drops. Drops can be released singly, as in the first image, or in pairs, causing collisions, as in the second and third images. Again, events can be controlled to the nearest millisecond.
The repeatability of the results is incredible. By varying the lighting and adding color to the water, unique artistic masterpieces can be produced. These can be proudly displayed as wall art and will amaze all who see them. When you explain that they are your own creation, your visitors will be absolutely astounded.
There is no shortage of images of water-filled balloons being popped, showing the body of water distorting, after the balloon membrane has disintegrated. The water acts as a delay in these cases, with its inertia giving the trigger device time to operate the camera.
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The above image is a new approach however, in that it shows the actual balloon membrane collapsing. Added to this, the level of detail is amazing. Snaperture has been designed to capture such events with ease. There is no need to manually operate a remote shutter on the camera, or to manually trigger a flash; Snaperture coordinates the sequence of events, operating both the shutter and the flash, and guides the user with concise instructions.
Because all of Snaperture’s sensors are built in, it is simple to configure and use, without the need to attach external instruments. As well as offering the advantage of portability, the built-in sensors can be used in any combination, resulting in more control over the triggering of the camera.
One example that demonstrates this feature’s usefulness would be the scenario where one wishes to photograph a timid animal, in close-up. The motion detector can be used to determine that an animal is moving in the area. The range finder can then be used to wait until the animal is at a certain point, such as the location of food, placed as bait. The motion detector can be used again, to make sure that all movement has ceased, and then the camera can be triggered.
This little guy is focused
An added feature of Snaperture is its auto-focusing abilities. Some trigger devices can be used in manual-focus mode only, whereas Snaperture carries out a last minute auto-focus, in a similar way to operating the the camera’s shutter button.
Imagine the disappointment you would feel if you found that the image was blurry, instead of merely furry. Snaperture solves yet another problem.