Photography has the ability to show people what they think they know about in a different way.
In 1872, the former governor of California, Leland Stanford, a race-horse owner, hired Eadweard Muybridge to undertake some photographic studies. Stanford had reputedly taken a bet on whether all four of a racehorse’s hooves are off the ground simultaneously. Muybridge set up a line of cameras with tripwires, each of which would trigger a picture for a split second as the horse ran past.
The results settled the debate for Stanford and challenged centuries of art depicting horses in motion. Setting your camera to a high shutter speed reveals more than the eye can see. Get outside, look hard, react quickly. Stay put or chase your subject. Capture Happiness in the blink of an eye!