This weekend was the first time that I attempted high speed photography. I have been looking into the idea for a long time but most ways to take high speed photography require homemade or very expensive pre-built audio/ laser sensors. Carter Kegelman had a great alternative, Pocket Wizards, which would trigger both the flash and camera to freeze the action. We used Nikon flash units connected to Pocket Wizards and a TTL cable with the flash units turned down and placed very close to the glass so they could fire repeatedly. I used my camera to take stills for the time-lapse clip showing our setup and high speed photography success.
UPDATE: If you want another way to take high speed photographs take a look at some awesome work by Chase Jarvis.
UPDATE: You can read more about the technical details and view more photos on Carter Kegelman’s Blog.