Milk/water droplets ;D
Posted 22 February 2009 - 07:38 AM
Milk is thicker than water, so it's slower and easier to photograph.
Water falling from my kitchen faucet.
These are so fun. If anyone wants any pointers, I'll be more than happy to help
Posted 22 February 2009 - 07:42 AM
Edited by Hamstergirl98, 22 February 2009 - 07:43 AM.
Posted 22 February 2009 - 07:46 AM
Those are amazing.
Pointers would be helpful. xD
They are so...clear o-o
Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:07 AM
Curse you people and your fancy macro...I have no idea where my dad put his for our camera D:
I love the 3rd picture n_n
Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:45 AM
Anyways, a lot of people on flickr and this photo forum have really fancy setups, complete with timed droppers, studio lights, etc. I did this with my friend when she came over [no school for the past week] and our setup was reallyyyy simple. We basically had a chair, two desklamps, and a martini glass filled with water. The "backdrop" was a bunch of notecards taped to 2 pieces of construction paper.
I hope this pic is OK, since it doesn't show her face
Anyway, you can take these pics alone if you have a tripod, but even if you do, it's way easier with two people. The dropper was vertically held in the water in a spot where the droplets were aimed and camera was manually focused. After that, I held the camera at that angle while my friend dripped the water. I used the built in flash and just shot 500million pics This takes a tonn of patience and is really tiring
Some things that I noticed about the droplets:
• The shallower the water, the wider the splash. If you just have a thin layer of water, you get crowns. The deeper the water, the rounder the drops.
• They come out better if the water is dropped from a higher point.
• What you choose to hold your water affects your pictures. I like using glass, just cause it looks better, but colored bowls work nicely. Also try finding a bowl/dish with a thin rim, because thick rings look weird.
• Shoot with a colored background, so you can easily edit the pics and change the color of your droplets if you're using a colored liquid.
Good luck, everyone LMK if you have any questions. I'm looking forward to seeing your outcomes!
BTW, although this is easier with a DSLR, I've tried this with my plain old point-and-shoot, and some pics came out nciely. The timing is just different
Edited by polkad0t, 22 February 2009 - 08:50 AM.
Posted 22 February 2009 - 11:07 AM
Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:19 PM
You and your friend did a great job!
Such a great idea for people that don't own a fancy camera (i.e. myself! :P ).
Thanks for sharing.
Posted 22 February 2009 - 11:27 PM
I remember someone taking a video and using one of the stills as the final picture, though videos are sometimes badder quality.
I love the third one
Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:59 AM