How to photograph your own bubble planet at home

How to create your own planet with bubbles
(Image credit: Deborah Pugh)

Here is a simple but effective technique to produce and photograph otherworldly images resembling the swirling surface of Jupiter, or unusual 3D shapes with flat, angular, surfaces. To prepare the bubble mixture, you need a ratio of around 1:3 of washing-up liquid to water. You may need to experiment to get the right consistency. I did not use glycerine, but it is supposed to hold the bubble shape for longer and improve color and swirls. Add between a teaspoon to a tablespoon.

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