April 2014 - CamRanger is now capable of controlling StackShot!
January 2014 - Don't want to build a Water Drop Stand? Check this out.
June 2013 - Check out the StopShot Studio - a 12 channel computer controlled version of StopShot
April 2013, Capture insects in flight with our new portable Insect Rig.
January 2013 - Check out our new Water Valve Mounting Bracket for multiple colored collisions
December 2012 - Introducing the Shutter Support System. Completely portable high speed.
October 2012 - Check out our latest one of a kind product - the High Speed Shutter - finally you can capture insects in flight.
August 2012 - Take your StackShot into the field with our new Controller Carrier Also works great with StopShot.
February 2012 - See our new web page on creating Three Drop Collisions with StopShot.
January 2012 - Check out our latest sensor the RangeIR. Designed for birds and wildlife.
StackShot 3X is a modular system that allows you to use the same base components to do focus stacking, giga-pixel imaging, time lapse and real time video capture. See the StackShot 3X Pan/Tilt Kit in action in the video above. Visit the StackShot 3X page to see the other uses for the system.
If you want to bring your photography to the next level you are in the right place. We specialize in helping photographers capture moments that escape the rest of the world. Whether you are trying to capture two colliding water drops or bring the smallest of insects into focus we can help. Our mission is to design and develop electronic products that will assist you in capturing the impossible and in the process differentiate your photographs from the rest.
High Speed Photography
These two hummingbirds were captured in flight using StopShot and our laser cross beam sensors. This image was captured by Roy Dunn. See more of Roy's work here.
A water drop colliding with a rebounding drop. This splash only existed for a few thousandths of a second. This image was captured using the StopShot Water Drop Photography Kit. The water drop and flash timing are all controlled by StopShot.
This frog was captured using StopShot and our RangeIR sensor. Thanks to Joe McDonald for the use of his photo.
This spider was captured mid jump using our laser cross beam sensors and high speed shutter. Thanks to Scott Linstead for the use of his photograph.
A microphone connected to StopShot was used to capture this dancing paint sculpture. Thank you to Amer Pederson for the use of his photograph.
This photograph of Ferro fluid was created from 29 individual photographs taken at 100 micron steps with StackShot. The image was created by Linden Gledhill.
The StackShot system will allow you to easily capture multiple photographs that can be digitally combined to create a single high magnification image with a depth of field that is not possible without focus stacking. StackShot is used by many museums and universities around the world to create incredibly detailed photographs for study. It can also be used very successfully for product photography of small items like jewelry. Or, like the image above it can be used to create art. The possibilities are endless.
Our customers are capturing some amazing images. In recognition of these outstanding shots we are going to feature some of the images here. We will try to get a new image out once a month or so. To see additional featured images click the featured image below. If you have an image you would like us to consider please contact us at: Featured Images
Copyright 2014 Bruce Frutchey
This month's featured image was captured by Bruce Frutchey. He used his StopShot connected to a microphone. The camera was in bulb mode at f/5 using a 105mm lens.
Copyright 2014 Cognisys Inc.
This month's featured image was captured by yours truly and is being posted in anticipation of the insects coming back to Northern Michigan. This image was captured with a Nikon D600 and 105mm macro lens mounted on the Cognisys insect rig. The image is of an Orchid Bee in flight while at Bugshot
Copyright 2014 Mishal Alryhan
This month's featured image was captured by Mishal Alryhan. Mishal created this stacked image with his StackShot and Zerene Stacker. The image was created from 40 images with a distance of 0.01mm betwen each image. You can see more of Mishal's photography on his Flickr
Copyright 2014 Greg Easter
This month's featured image was captured by Greg Easter using his StopShot. Greg has a great video tutorial on water drops here.
You can see more of Greg's photography on his Facebook
Copyright 2013 Brent Bristol
This month's featured images of a dew covered Milkweed bug was captured by Brent Bristol using a battery powered StackShot in the fields of Wisconsin. You can see more of Brent's work on his Flickr Page
Copyright 2013 Hellene Caillaud
This month's featured images was captured by Helene Caillaud using the StopShot Water Drop Photography Kit. You can see more of Helene's work here: http://www.art.helenecaillaud.com
Copyright 2012 John Abbott
This month's featured images was captured by John Abbott one of the BugShot
instructors. The image was captured using StopShot and our high speed shutter system. You can see more of John's work here: http://www.abbottnaturephotography.com
Copyright 2012 Bernard Schaaff
This image was taken by SCHAAFF Bernard from Moselle, France. It is a European Great Tit, Parus major captured with a NEX 7 and a 150mm Sigma Lens. The image was triggered by the RangeIR
Copyright 2012 Gilbert Heymans
Copyright 2011 Jura
This image was captured by Jura of the Netherlands using the StackShot Macro Rail Package. Jura makes and photographs his own jewelery, in addition to this also offers training on the same. Visit him here: http://www.jurasettersschool.com/
Copyright 2011 Matt Rece
This image of one of the last space shutter launches was taken by Matt Rece with a StopShot and microphone. Matt had to use some of the triggering flexibility of StopShot to create a long delay between when the setup was deployed and when the trigger was armed.
Copyright 2013 Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel
This month's featured image is of a set of robberfly eyes. This image was captured by Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel using StackShot with a step size of 15um and a 200mm micorfiche lens reveresed on a bellows. Johan's website has a ton of great information on macro photography and is well worth a visit. You can find his website here.