A brief walkthrough of some of the process involved in capturing the destructive force of explosives on novelty teapots.
Nikon SB900 and Canon 580EXII speedlights set to 1/32nd power - allowing stopping power of 1/20,000th of a second but compromising working distance and depth of field. The flashes were connected to 'the boom box' a custom made audio trigger, set at a distance giving around 5 milliseconds of delay between explosion and trigger.

We photographers hid bravely behind wooden boards when triggering our cameras on their bulb settings, to avoid being pelted with shrapnel.

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