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Photo Technique Challenge: Water Drops

  • Posted Jan. 20, 2012 by Mark in Macro. Viewed 2329 times

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A Fun Challenge!
My setup consist of a tripod set 18 inches away, 105 macro lens, off camera flash to one side at an 45 degree angle12 inches away, colored shallow plate filled with water and a slow drip from the faucet, place a finger where water drop hits and focus on it, then switch to manual focus. While shooting in manual mode play with different shutter speeds. Any where from 1/60 to 1/250 of a second. Aperture f7 to f10. Get lucky for a drip to hit just right for you. Take lots of shots. I will show a sample of a 1/60th shot.

Star burst

Crown

Float and Ripple

Upside Down Cow

Drowning Jester

Balancing Act

1/60th of a second shot

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    • # Ray

      Excelllent! These are great. And thanks for the tips.I saving this set!

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    • # Tim

      I have never tried that,,,you did a wonderful job,,,wow,,,

      2012.01.20 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sherij

      The cow shot is AMAZING!! #4. They aer all great shots but I like the reflections the best! Super challenge post!

      2012.01.20 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Beth

      awesome! love your descriptions :) the starburst is my favorite

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    • # Glo

      WOW!!!!! fantastic shots with incredible colour! I love how you allowed your creative side to emerge! this set is a definite feast for the eyes! Bravo!

      2012.01.20 Edited Reply Cancel