better water shots with how to !!!

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FERAL ONE

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Alright yall, this is gettin’ fun !!!! these are a bit better than the other set and I think I am on the right track now. These were shot in the kitchen with a dark colored bowl filled with water and a drip bag held above it . ( suspended by a wooden spoon held down by a stack of plates in the upper cabinet, how’s that for a fancy setup !!!)

A small shop light was used to illuminate the wall behind the bowl for the reflection and I taped brightly colored tissue paper to the wall behind it for color. ( I know it CAN be done in photoshop but I figured go old school with it )

I set my camera’s flash to commander mode and shot with my sb600 flash at water level and at a 90 degree angle to the camera. Next time I may just try to fire the flash at the BG and not use the small shop light, we will see how that works.

By using a bag suspended above the bowl, a small hole will allow a steady drop in the same spot every time, this is where it gets fun !!! I set the camera on the tripod and get it “ close” then use a small object like a pencil and hold it in the drop stream and use it for manual focusing of the lens.

I was shooting at f8 to f11 at iso 200 and with the flash I was getting 1/60th second shutter speed. I would like to get that a bit faster but I have a few different things I would not mind tryin’ out .

These were with my 105 macro but I imagine any close up lens would work fine.
The best part is they can be shot inside when there is nuthin’ else to shoot !!!!

Hope this helps a bit !!!
 

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Dude!!! You have blown the roof of these!! Shutter Finger Salute!!!
Those last two are my favorites only because of the color.

Hey!! I wonder if we could and some smoke to this??:pop::pop:
 
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FERAL ONE

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Dude!!! You have blown the roof of these!! Shutter Finger Salute!!!
Those last two are my favorites only because of the color.

Hey!! I wonder if we could and some smoke to this??:pop::pop:

if there was ever a way to figure it out, you would be the guru to do it !!!

i am going to try to find a way to get some bigger drops for a more violent splash next !!!!
 
Awesome pix!
 

wvdawg

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awesome - I agree with DRB - the blue is magnificent!
 
Wow F1! I just started smilin while lookin at these. Amazing! Have to give it another try when I get some time!
 

quinn

Senior Member
wow,it's hard to believe you could improve on the first series.Those are awesome.
 

leo

Retired Woody's Mod 7/01-12/09
Fine technique F1,:clap:.... thanks for sharing your neat tutorial with us, I added it to our tutorial sticky:D
 

JasonF

Senior Member
Thanks for the info F1 !!
I love the shots!!!!
 
Very good photoshoot of this water i like this actually you need to make more strenght and a heavy camera for make the water photoshoot because this is very natural photos of water cubes and simple drop of water so you need to more ecperience for make this difficult photo....
 
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