Photographing Water Drops
March 26, 2012 • Leave a Comment
For a long time I've seen people produce some really nice images of water drops. I thought it was about time I gave this a try myself. My first few attempts didn't turn out so well. It wasn't until I realized that the shot needs to be backlight, that things started to go my way. Here's what I wound up doing to set up the shot:
Once I had that all set up, I got out my D700 and mounted a Sigma 180mm macro lens on it. I also used a 1.4x teleconverter. Your camera settings will vary based upon your particular environment, but I used the following:
After I started shooting, it only took maybe 20 or 30 shots before I had the timing nailed down. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Next time I think I'll replace the white paper with a piece of paper that has big splotches of 3 or 4 colors. I think that might produce an interesting effect. Anyway, it doesn't hurt to experiment. I hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun and keep on shootin'. Here are a few examples from that shoot:
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