Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by ncstater1919, Jun 8, 2009.
Just a few shots I took with some food dye and a white backround set up in my room.
The white balance is messed up in the first picture. It's better in the second picture but still a little off. You might want to consider getting some kind of white balance aid.
What kind of lighting is this?
And what kind of camera are you using?
I second Samanax... but I really love the idea. It's a very nice effect applied to an otherwise typical glass of water. Very cool indeed.
haha to be completely honest I was just using 2 poster boards set up against a wall and put a desk light on the dresser above to get a good shadow and better lighting? I don't really know how to do a correct setup
and Nikon D40 with the standard kit lens
Man you beat me too it. I was planning on playing with this on a rainy day.
Fun stuff here. Sometimes it's good to think smaller.
Keep playing with this. Try different containers. Try warm water/cold dye, and cold water/warm dye. Try luke warm water, one cold color (temperture) and one hot color. Let them settle, then introduce a third color. try changing the viscosity of the water by adding corn syrup. Try using rubbing alcohol....
i really liked working with the food dye cause it went its own way, i just can't seem to figure out the right set up to use and stuff but I assume that it will come with practice and I like it.
bitter yea I like the idea and I will try with different kinds of food dye and such. thanks for the advice!
Oh hey, neat conceptual idea.
I use white foam core for similar types of shots, but I have strobist gear (off-camera flashes, light stands, radio controlled triggers, umbrellas or other diffusers or lighting aids, umbrella swivels, etc...) that I use when shooting indoors. Something you'll probably want to look into eventually.
Your lighting isn't too bad though, you just need to correct the white balance a bit. Were you using a tripod?
ahh i love the second pic!!
Really neat images. My photo class did something similar were the containers were backlit and we used dry ice as well. I really like the second one best.
I really like the second shot also! I've used aluminum foil in a dish with water and food coloring to get some cool shots...like this one...
I hope to experiment with multiple colors like you did.
[/quote]I use white foam core for similar types of shots, but I have strobist gear (off-camera flashes, light stands, radio controlled triggers, umbrellas or other diffusers or lighting aids, umbrella swivels, etc...) that I use when shooting indoors. Something you'll probably want to look into eventually.[/quote]
Yes I hope to be able to have those options in the future but I make a minimal salary that has to go towards my car/college so that may be something to look into when I get out of college.
[/quote]Your lighting isn't too bad though, you just need to correct the white balance a bit. Were you using a tripod?[/QUOTE]
I used books to set my camera on because the tripod i have wouldn't have worked because I was on the ground
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