Photo Technique Challenge: Water Drops

by Mark January. 20, 2012 3114 views

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


Float and Ripple

Upside Down Cow

Drowning Jester

Balancing Act

1/60th of a second shot

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Julie Domingo 7 years, 11 months ago

wow!amazing work!love the colors and effects!

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Ricardo 8 years ago


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Pete 8 years ago

great technique

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 8 years ago

your shots is similar mine but better :)

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Ray King 8 years ago

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

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Chossid 8 years ago

Cool post. I kinda like the upside down cow best!

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Threepeas 8 years ago

These are fantastic! You've inspired me to try....they're amazing! #4 goes to faves!!

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Darlene Foster 8 years ago

Wow, absolutely amazing captures! Excellent!

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Tim 8 years ago

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

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 8 years ago

crystal clear and beautiful!! i love this whole set!! well done:))

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L_Amish 8 years ago

Excellent set ! All.
Thx for text to try.

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Sherij 8 years ago

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

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Beth 8 years ago

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

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Lennart Andersson 8 years ago

Fantastic set. Love them all.

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Marsha 8 years ago

Fantastic! Great clarity and color! Love #1 - awesome light flare!

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Glo B 8 years ago

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!

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Mike 8 years ago

Very cool i need to try this.

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