August 1, 2010



  1. Love your work, especially these water drop shots. WOuld you mind sharing your entire setup and workflow? I would really love to learn.

    Much thanks. And keep up the good work.

    -pratyush360 photography

  2. Thank you!

    My set-up is pretty low-tech. I typically use a baggie filled with water, suspended over a pan of water. I have an old black enamel pan that I found at a thrift shop that I use to catch the drops. The black pan helps make the surface reflective. I use two flashes, one pointed at the drops, one at the background. I use different colored backgrounds to give me the colors in the water and the drops. I use a set of radiopoppers to fire the flashes. I turn the lights down in the room, poke a hole in the bag of water, and fire away. The keep rate can be pretty low, but with some practice, you can get a good feel for the timing. I have been looking at building an electronic valve system to help control the drops, but it may have to wait till next winter now.



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