Mark Wien’s hatchet trick

April 18, 2012

Shooting for Field & Stream, Mark Wiens wanted to photograph a hatchet mid-throw as it plummeted through the air. Mark mounted the hatchet on a sliding, rotating arm so it could be photographed at various turns and angles. A combination of exposures blended together in Photoshop gives the image a motion like effect, all while maintaining sharp focus on the blade. The final image looks as if Mark has captured the hatchet as it hurdles towards it’s target.