Liquid Photography - First Attempt / by Joel Bramley

Wow post 200 already!....

Yesterday I finally got around to trying something I've wanted to do for a while and even more after watching a video from Alex Koloskov a few months ago about how he captures his fantastic shots of liquid. I lack a few bits to the puzzle:

  1. A flash/speed light
  2. Studio/Indoor Space to take the shots
  3. Stands to hold backdrop/object (in this case fruit)
  4. Correct throwing of water technique
  5. Probably some others...
My setup consisted of:
  1. Ropes
  2. Fishing Line
  3. White Cardboard
  4. Two clamps (very handy things these)
  5. 1 Pin (for the Mandarin shots)
  6. Shutter Release Cable
  7. Cup
  8. Water
  9. Sunlight as my light source
  10. Camera on continuous shooting mode
In fact you can see the setup below this image




Here are the results, all shots have been adjusted in Adobe Camera Raw.






A white background version, I've increase the exposure to get the white background more white.












The setup for the next shots of a freshly picked strawberry, new location due to light source moving, using broom as an anchor point for rope rig that supports the fishing line and fruit.









I might rework some of these images to get the background white instead of the off white they are now.