Stop Action Photography (1931)

Stop action photo of a milkdrop

A major advancement for photography came in 1931 when Harold Edgerton (1903-1990) invented ultra-high-speed and stop-action photography. Edgerton used his invention to capture events too fast to see with the human eye, such as droplets of liquid splashing and bullets flying through mid-air.

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[1] Edgerton, Harold E. Milkdrop Coronet – 1957. MIT Museum, Cambridge MA. HEE-NC-57001. MIT Museum, Edgerton Digital Collections. Accessed: 22 July 2010.


[1] Inventor of the Week: Archive. web.mit.edu/invent. 23 Jun 2010
[2] Harold “Doc” Edgerton. edgerton-digital-collections.org. 23 Jun 2010