Learn by Doing Photography – Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments. I will post a new assignment every Friday, you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on the DigitalCamFan Facebook. If you have any questions please refer to the guidelines, if you have no questions jump right in any time!
Learn by Doing Photography #50 – Water Droplets
I really enjoying taking water droplet photos, but I have yet to get it just right… It seems simple, drip the water take picture, but there is a talent, an art to taking these pictures.
I think the main challenge is having enough light, seems like there is never enough light. You’re going to want a fast shutter speed or make sure you use a flash at your highest sync speed. Last night I set up the kitchen table with a soft box light, but it wasn’t enough light. Instead of looking for more lights I used a flash for the picture below. Set it to my highest syn speed – my settings were 1/200 sec at f/11 ISO 400.
Things to think about when photographing water droplets:
1. Lots of light
2. Fast shutter speed
4. Focus on the spot where the water is going to drop and then turn your camera to manual focus so you don’t loose that focus point.
5. Use food coloring in your water or a colorful backdrop to reflect into the water.
6. Take lots and lots of pictures every droplet will be different
I like the video tutorials from LearnMyShot, they’re always quick and to the point. Gives you a good place to start and learn from without having to watch a 30 minutes video. I think water droplets are fun to photograph, you never know what you’re going to get. You could take pictures for an hour and not one would be exactly the same.
Really the best way as always is to learn by doing…. so pick up your camera and see what you come up with!
em>Remember you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on the DigitalCamFan Facebook. If you have any questions please refer to the guidelines, if you have no questions jump right in any time!