How to Photograph Sound?

How to take a visual image of something you can only hear?  Not a concept I had given much thought to until I bought a photography magazine that had an amazing article on that very thing.

Take one large speaker + a flexible membrane + lots of coloured paint + camera = AMAZING paint splash photos

Photograph by Lindend Glendhil

Doing some research online I see its also called Sound Painting

Image by Linden Gledhill

The above image is now my desktop image on my computer, I love it SO MUCH – this and all the other fabulous shots Linden took are here

Someone in a forum I posted in about this subject suggested doing the same sort of thing but with hundreds and thousands, or the silver dragee balls, which I thought was brilliant.  So much safer and less messy than lots and lots of paint. And cheaper too.

I would *love* to try experimenting with this, but I don’t have a garage that I could setup to do it in, nor do I have a speaker or the other bits and pieces you need to really get the good shots.  Man it would be awesome fun tho!


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Mad keen photographer figuring it out as she goes!
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3 Responses to How to Photograph Sound?

  1. minayamini says:

    Aaahhh thats amazing … but agree with you that I probably wouldnt be able to do it myself … not in my apartment currently … what with 2 cats running around it would probably be a disaster waiting to happen!

  2. Vipul says:

    Wow,.,,,, its really great and innovative one…

    Pls let me know what can i use for flexible membrane…

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