This weekend I decided to spend some quality time with my camera, that I’m sure has been feeling neglected over the last few months. I’ve picked it up for a photo here and there but nothing really significant. The fastest way to get out of a creative rut is to do something you’ve never done before.
I’ve always been amazed by the high-speed water drop photography I’ve seen online and thought it would be a cool thing to try out. So after charging up the camera batteries I searched online to try and find a great tutorial on how other photographers accomplish the effect. There are several options, some more complex than others, I settled on Water drop photography: make a splash with high-speed flash.
I won’t bore you with the specifics since they are clearly explained on Digital Camera World, but I will show you some of the pictures. The most challenging thing for me was TIMING! I kept missing the actual drop of the liquid and it was too dark in the room to see it. So I took lots and LOTS of shots. Also I was having some major issues with my flash not recycling fast enough, missing many of the shots. I was using radio triggers so maybe that was the issue.
After reviewing the pictures I sharpened and adjusted the color a bit in Lightroom.
Captured with Canon 6D, Tamron 90mm VC macro, Canon Speedlight 430EXII