Our motivation came from photographs that captured a very small moment in time, such as a water droplet splattering from a faucet or a balloon during the split second that it was bursting. Human reaction, and even a camera shutter mechanisms, are too slow to reliably capture such precise moments in time. To overcome these limitations, we are deciding to employ a microcontroller hooked into various sensors and a high intensity LED array to control the shutter of the camera. Photographers interested in taking such pictures normally have to spend a lot of money on specialized equipment and lighting controllers, or they have to take hundreds of pictures and hope to get lucky. Our goal is to cheaply create a reliable system for high speed photography.