The Dictionary Of Photography

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Instantaneous Photography
One condition of obtaining the most successful results is to watch the moving object till it attains that position which is commonly called the dead point or position, and which is well seen in the case of a ball thrown perpendicularly up into the air. For some time the ball travels up, and then just for one almost inappreciable period of time it is stationary, and begins its down-ward course, and an exposure should be made just at the moment of reversal of motion. It will be found that with many moving objects some such dead point will occur, and the successful worker seizes this moment to expose. Too many amateurs
* The exposure to be made at the moment of partial rest or least movement.
t Object moving across the field of view.
J Object moving across the plate.
ยง Object moving to or from lens or only slightly across