DIY Home Water Drop Studio

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  1. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    Figured while the kids were napping I'd take a few minutes to try my hand at water drops.

    First, the setup:

    Ziploc bag partially filled with water and Scotch taped to the cabinetry above the sink.
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    D300s with Phottix wireless remote shutter release and SB-400 on an SC-17 cable.
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    Next, making the drops:

    Used a razor blade to put a very small slice in the bag to create a constant, yet slow drip.
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    Results:
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    BoxPhotographer TPF Noob!

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    Wow! Thanks! I might try this later. Which lens did you use?
     
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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    NiiiiiiiiiCe :D
     
  4. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    Glad you enjoyed it!

    Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 shot at f/11 and 1/320th shutter speed.
     
  5. TJ K

    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hows your sigma workin' out for you? Man I want a D300(s) but might just save up for when the d400 or w.e. it may be comes out and just pick that up. Cool shots!
    TJ
     
  6. PhotoXopher

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    Thanks!

    Now that I finally had a chance to get out and shoot with it I'm really in love... I got some nice wildlife photos with it yesterday (check the 70-200 thread).
     
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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Alrighty i'll find the thread.
     
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    SrBiscuit TPF Noob!

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    did you dump your d90?
    that set up looks awesome!
     
  9. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    Thanks!

    Yeah, my wife actually gave me the thumbs up on the D300s after I did our son's 2 year portraits and the Christmas card of the kids this year. :D

    I've accomplished my first goal of being our family's photographer... my wife is my toughest critic, so that was a big step for me.
     
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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You should have said you wouldn't believe the portraits I can get from a D3X honey :lmao:
     
  11. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    :lol:

    I was pushing it as it was, since there's really nothing the D90 couldn't have accomplished. Some day when the D3s is around $1500 I'll have to jump on it though :D
     
  12. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I show a setup I used for water drops I was pretty happy with. The setup is further down in the thread, you see it by clicking HERE.
     

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