5 cool water drop photography ideas and 1 really simple set-up

    | Photography Tips | 20/06/2012 16:28pm
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    A simple water drop photography set-up

    And finally, for those wanting quick results, here is our simple guide to capturing water drops in action. You don’t need costly kit to get impressive results:

    A simple water drop photography technique: step 1

    Step 1: Create the drops
    We used a syringe and some plastic tubing attached to a simple clamp-stand to produce our drops. It’s important that the drop falls in the same place each time, and a small 1ml syringe allowed us to control the droplets accurately.

    A simple water drop photography technique: step 2

    Step 2: Think about lighting
    Placing a piece of frosted glass behind the water, then lighting it with the off-camera flash, proved to be the easiest way to light our drops. The flash was fired using a radio trigger, and was set to 1/32 power manually.

    A simple water drop photography technique: step 3

    Step 3: Camera settings
    With the camera on a tripod we used manual focus and exposure. Some test drops were used to set the focus by placing a ruler in the position where the droplets fell, then carefully pre-focusing on this point.

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