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First attempt - water drops

 
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Jul 14, 2015 12:55 |  #1

Suggestions for improvement please. Thanks a lot.

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Jul 14, 2015 14:25 |  #2

Are you doing this manually or are you using a timer ?




  
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Jul 14, 2015 14:33 as a reply to  @ Niteclicks's post |  #3

All manual, trial and error method. Holding the dropper in one hand and the wireless trigger in the other.


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Jul 14, 2015 14:40 |  #4

I have a hard time doing it automated, don't think I am fast enough to do it manually ( well, maybe 40 yrs ago). Good job and focus looks spot on too.




  
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Jul 14, 2015 16:05 |  #5

mughal113 wrote in post #17631498 (external link)
All manual, trial and error method. Holding the dropper in one hand and the wireless trigger in the other.

Rig something up so you don't have to hold the dropper in one hand. My method was to use a lightstand/tripod and attach a ziploc bag full of water to it. Then put a pin prick at one of the corners so the water can start dripping out. The drip speed is dependent on the size of the hole, obviously.

Have your camera on a tripod and use a ball point pen or something to "mark" where the drops are hitting the water so you can focus on the tip of the pin which is pointing directly at the splash down point of the drops. That way you can fire shot after shot and know your focus is going to be correct. And if you're doing it manually on the shutter, all you'll have to worry about is the timing of the drop hitting the water.

Also, use some gels on your flash for added effect. :)

Below is one of mine from a while back.

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Jul 15, 2015 03:33 as a reply to  @ Niteclicks's post |  #6

Thanks Niteclicks. Focus was manually set before starting the drip. Its not that hard with the wireless trigger.


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Jul 15, 2015 03:38 as a reply to  @ Mesmer's post |  #7

What a magnificent image Mesmer! Thanks for sharing. I will be trying some variations now.
I set the focus using the same method you described. This first attempt was just to see if it works. Since I've got some confidence now, I will be trying different variations now.
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Jul 15, 2015 09:35 |  #8

I usually use a wood screw to set focus the sharp threads make a nice target.




  
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Jul 19, 2015 14:38 |  #9

Here is my second attempt. For some reason, I find better control on timing with firing the shutter manually than through the remote.

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And my personal favorite, the exact moment when the drop hits the surface.

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Jul 19, 2015 17:55 |  #10

These are great! Well done.


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Jul 20, 2015 00:49 as a reply to  @ Mesmer's post |  #11

Thank you very much :)


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Jul 20, 2015 10:24 |  #12

Red splash 4.......love it.


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Jul 20, 2015 12:15 as a reply to  @ dan220's post |  #13

Thats my favorite too. Thanks a lot :)


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Aug 05, 2015 15:17 |  #14

Loving some of your shots there.

I've been dabbling with this as well and I find focus to be the critical thing.
I'll have the wife holding a pen where the drip is hitting the water and try to focus about 10mm above the water surface so any splashes are in focus. Live view and zoomed in is really helpful here.
Luckily, I have a friend who got me an IV bag with associated controller for drop control - ideal for this situation. Make the drops as fast or as slow as you want.
My shots are all done manually with me watching the drop leave the tip and the camera being fired by a remote trigger. Practice, practice, practice.
And try different angles, backgrounds, colours, liquids (milk, oil etc).

One of my favourites with milk, food colouring, and a couple of quick drips.

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Aug 07, 2015 07:47 as a reply to  @ rob28's post |  #15

That is a wonderful image Rob. Thanks a lot for sharing the details of setup. Will give it another attempt when time allows.


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