How To Photograph Water Drops
Capturing images of water drops with off camera flash, a fancy drip timer and an infrared sensor…
Heck no I can’t afford all that!
(Remember this is photography on a budget)
I used on camera flash , a leaking kitchen faucet, a bowl and you guessed it my milk jug diffuser!
(see photography on a budget milk jug diffuser)
The image Emerald Drops was made by adding a small amount of water and green food coloring to a bowl.
Set your camera to manual focus. Place the bowl under the dripping faucet, focus on the drips, pop your flash and start shooting!
You may end up shooting hundreds of images to get just a few keepers. But that is what makes it fun and more rewarding when you GET THE SHOT! Depending on the depth of the water you can capture different shape drops. Crown less water, cone shape more water.
35mm macro Lens with milk jug diffuser attached
Flash 1/16 power
Be very careful when using your equipment around water!
Golden is coffee and water