Cognisys – Enabling You to Capture the Hidden World

If you want to bring your photography to the next level you are in the right place. We specialise in helping photographers capture moments that escape the rest of the world. Whether you are trying to capture two colliding water drops or bring the smallest of insects into focus we can help. Our mission is to design and develop electronic products that will assist you in capturing the impossible and in the process differentiate your photographs from the rest.

High Speed Photography

These two hummingbirds were captured in flight using StopShot and our laser cross beam sensors.  This image was captured by Roy Dunn.  See more of Roy’s work here.

Focus Stacking

This photograph of Ferro fluid was created from 29 individual photographs taken at 100 micron steps with StackShot. The image was created by
Linden Gledhill.


Water Drops

A water drop colliding with a rebounding drop. This splash only existed for a few thousandths of a second. This image was captured using the StopShot Water Drop Photography Kit. The water drop and flash timing are all controlled by StopShot.

StackShot Macro Rail


The StackShot system will allow you to easily capture multiple photographs that can be digitally combined to create a single high magnification image with a depth of field that is not possible without focus stacking.StackShot is used by many museums and universities around the world to create incredibly detailed photographs for study. It can also be used very successfully for product photography of small items like jewelry.Or, like the image above it can be used to create art. The possibilities are endless.



This insect was captured in flight using our laser cross beam sensors.  (Special thanks to Linden Gledhill for the use of this photo).


A sucker being shot with a 22 caliber rifle. The flash was triggered with StopShot and an Infrared Cross Beam Sensor.

Sound Activated

A microphone connected to StopShot was used to cap


Featured Image

Our customers are capturing some amazing images. In recognition of these outstanding shots we are going to start featuring some of the images here. We will try to get a new image out once a month or so. The image will then appear in our customer photo gallery.

Copyright 2012 Vasily Menshov

This image was captured by Vasily Menshov of Moscow Russia using StackShot and Zerene Stacker. The image was captured using an MP E-65 attached to a Canon 600D wiht ISO 100, f/4 and an exposure time of 4 Seconds. This is a stack of 88 images with a 0.05mm step size. Vasily has a Russian Blog here: http://vmenshov.livejournal.com or a gallery here: http://500px.com/vamenshov