Water Droplet Photos

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  1. ShermaNation

    ShermaNation TPF Noob!

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    I haven't attempted this myself, but if anyone is interested or has any sugestions on how to shoot water droplet photos post here! Also, throw up any pics for examples and whatnot.
     
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    I'm not really sure how they set it up exactly but i was watching this show called time warp where they play with high speed cameras, and they were doing it with different lighting like a red light on top i think and then a blue one in the background. So it made different parts of the splash are highlighted in different colors.

    Edit: [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpSVatlIOrs[/ame]
     
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    EVERY ONE loves a high-speed water droplet photo. No matter how crappy it is creatively or compositionally, if you can successfully freeze the water (action not below 0 degrees) most non-photographers will be amazed.
     
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    Here are a few for ya:

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    Here is my set up:
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    I use the wireless remote as I drip the water. I take a lot of shots till I get some keepers. You don't need a multi-flash wireless set up though. One Flash will do. Practice, Practice , Practice. Have fun
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    I have one - two - three - four threads running somewhere here on TPF on droplet photography, and the set-up I used for them can be seen in Post 9 of the link called "three" here.
    It's just a Rebel XT and a Speedlite, and the el-cheapo Sigma 70-300mm lens in its macro position. No high speed camera. That was totally unnecessary.
     
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    This is great, Thanks for the quick replies! This will be my expirement this week Ill post my results back here.

    FDSA, that is an awesome show, I saw that episode, but of course i dnt have that expensive equipment they do.
     
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    Those are epic! And so nice of you to share your setup...
    I remember many of your insect shots btw.

    -Shea
     
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    Nice shots, TCimages.
     
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    thanks guys. I appreciate the comments.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Mine are not too shabby, either... only do they hide behind links. :blushing:
     
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    No, not quite hidden... After looking at them and coming back to this thread I got distracted and failed to mention I like your shots in those (hidden) links :)
     
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    First Round of Water Droplets, any suggestions?

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