Bullet Train Photography

Photographers have it tough enough, trying to capture perfect shots of stationary objects, but imagine photographing a bullet train coming out of a tunnel at 190mph. Japanese photographer Kunihiko Tsuji has spent decades focusing on just that, and as you might’ve guessed, it requires tons of planning and preparation. Since he normally can’t see the train approaching, he relies solely on sound to time his shot. Continue reading for another video and more information.

“Working at shutter speeds of around 1/8000s, Tsuji planned to press the shutter for a single photo when the train is just 5 meters (16.5 feet) away from him. The window for capturing the shot he envisions is just a fraction of a second. If you’re wondering why Tsuji doesn’t just rely on his camera’s burst mode, it’s because the train is traveling about 83 meters every second,” according to Peta Pixel.