Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Still Life, B/W & Experimental 
Thread started 26 Feb 2008 (Tuesday) 19:53
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Set up for water drops....

 
surfnvb7
Member
34 posts
Joined Jun 2007
Location: Charlottesville, VA
     
Feb 08, 2010 09:20 |  #241

F-117HWK wrote in post #9565698 (external link)
I would suggest reading Kev's website for some insight. As he explains, it is not the fast shutter speed that freezes the drop, rather it is the flash. For example, I actually use the Bulb setting when taking my water drop pics. The the flash is set in its shortest flash duration such as 1/64 or faster. The more powerful the flash pop, the longer the flash duration which results in motion blur.

Anyways that's a short synopsis. He does a much better job explaining it and has pictures to show examples.

do you have the link?

i definitely haven't learned the manual settings for my flash yet, as I had it set to whatever automatic metering that it uses when you press the "star" button on the camera and it fires a test flash.

thanks for the info, hopefully that will help a ton!


~Al~
Canon 40D w/ grip, Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC, Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Canon 70-200mm f/4L, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Macro, Kenko tubes, Canon MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
F-117HWK
Senior Member
Avatar
588 posts
Likes: 16
Joined Jun 2008
Location: Bluemont, VA
     
Feb 08, 2010 11:40 |  #242

surfnvb7 wrote in post #9565742 (external link)
do you have the link?

i definitely haven't learned the manual settings for my flash yet, as I had it set to whatever automatic metering that it uses when you press the "star" button on the camera and it fires a test flash.

thanks for the info, hopefully that will help a ton!

Post #241 at the top of this page has it. PhotosbyKev is his username and I believe his site is www.photosbykev.com (external link) if Im not mistaken.


Cameras:Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon 1Ds Mark II, Canon 40D, Canon SD1400
Lenses: Canon 300 f/2.8L IS, 70-200 f/2.8L IS, 180 f/3.5L Macro, 17-40 f/4L, 50mm f/1.8. Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Other:Gitzo GT3541 w/ Acra Swiss Z1 w/ RRS Lever Lock, Speedlite 580EX II, 1.4x TC, RRS L & Lens Plates, Lee Filter System Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gpswiz
Senior Member
667 posts
Likes: 32
Joined Feb 2009
     
Mar 01, 2010 21:09 |  #243

Great shots here guys/girls. I learned quite a bit in this thread.

One question - How many shots you did before getting something presentable?


Body - 5DIII, 50D
Souls - 85L f/1.2, 24-70L, 24-104L f/4.0, 70-200L IS f/2.8, 100mm Macro, MP-E 65mm, 18-200mm IS, nifty 50
Companions - 580EX ii, MT-24EX, BG-E2N, Gitzo G1564L monopod, , Gitzon GT3541, Manfrotto 055CXPRO4, This hobby is getting too expensive....

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
F-117HWK
Senior Member
Avatar
588 posts
Likes: 16
Joined Jun 2008
Location: Bluemont, VA
     
Mar 02, 2010 07:56 |  #244

gpswiz wrote in post #9710493 (external link)
Great shots here guys/girls. I learned quite a bit in this thread.

One question - How many shots you did before getting something presentable?

Depends. Some days I get lucky if I'm going for simple shots, other days for more detailed look I may shoot over 200 and only have 3-5 that I actually keep. Water drops take time and patience.


Cameras:Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon 1Ds Mark II, Canon 40D, Canon SD1400
Lenses: Canon 300 f/2.8L IS, 70-200 f/2.8L IS, 180 f/3.5L Macro, 17-40 f/4L, 50mm f/1.8. Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Other:Gitzo GT3541 w/ Acra Swiss Z1 w/ RRS Lever Lock, Speedlite 580EX II, 1.4x TC, RRS L & Lens Plates, Lee Filter System Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ryanhnc10
Member
Avatar
152 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Dec 2009
Location: Houston, Texas
     
Mar 02, 2010 21:26 |  #245

I'll play. Here are two that I took a little while ago. This was fun to try

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4399767039_a413d24a45_b.jpg


IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4400542526_3c30888eaf_b.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/​photos/22321151@N02/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jdfotos
Member
118 posts
Joined Sep 2009
Location: Buckinghamshire
     
Mar 03, 2010 03:57 as a reply to  @ ryanhnc10's post |  #246

My first ever attempt, using a dripping tap into a baking tray. Forgot to take a setup pic.
(Posted in another thread also, so sorry if you've seen them)

1.

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i525.photobucke​t.com …%20Photography/​6557PB.jpg (external link)


2.
PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i525.photobucke​t.com …%20Photography/​6576PB.jpg (external link)


Jim.

EOS 7D Gripped / EOS 400D Gripped / 17-40L F4 / 70-200L IS USM F2.8 / Sigma 24-70 2.8 HSM / 50mm F1.8 / 580EXii / Some other flash stuff
My Site (external link)
Facebook (external link)
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kawboy613
Senior Member
Avatar
860 posts
Joined Oct 2009
Location: Pacific, Mo.
     
Mar 03, 2010 22:18 |  #247

Can't wait to try this.... FINALLY got a tripod/ballhead, now i just need a off camera flash cord :confused:

oh... and macro extension tubes :( ( why did i sell those, dangit! )


Tim
GEAR & FEEDBACK
Website http://www.bent-treephotography.com (external link) its small right now, but.... it's a start !

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
AJ.eightFive
Member
34 posts
Joined Aug 2008
     
Mar 04, 2010 21:13 |  #248

11 pages late, really like the shot in #7.


Gripped 50D, 30mm f/1.4 EX, 24-70mm f/2.8L, 430EXII

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Moooney
Senior Member
Avatar
641 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Feb 2009
     
Mar 06, 2010 21:05 |  #249

this was my first attempt. i just let the faucet drip into the kitchen sink. bounced on-camera flash off an LP to get the color:

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://img.photobucket​.com …s/v89/Mooney/IM​G_0440.jpg (external link)

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://img.photobucket​.com …s/v89/Mooney/IM​G_0412.jpg (external link)

5dmk ii / 35mm f/1.4 L / Σ 85mm f/1.4 / 135mm f/2 L / 430 EX II flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
FelixDeSouze
Senior Member
Avatar
829 posts
Joined Nov 2009
Location: Perth, WA
     
Mar 07, 2010 04:32 |  #250

Our setup is below, our first attempt.. Actually harder to capture than we thought. We used different coloured sheets of paper as the background reflector as well.. Results HERE


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


Canon EOS 6D| Canon 50mm f/1.8 MkII | Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM II [COLOR="red"]
..lots of other bits and bobs..
Flickr (external link)
Darren Wirth Photography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
G3ML1NGZ
Senior Member
Avatar
267 posts
Joined Jul 2007
Location: Iceland
     
Mar 09, 2010 20:38 |  #251

Made this setup while bored at home, didn't have enough light so I was stuck at ISO 1000. Will make another setup soon that allows more light.

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4420697263_694d54651e_o.jpg

Am I the only one to see a curious little face floating around? ;D
IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4421462886_20c4ac1c16_o.jpg

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4421462650_ed8f50ebb3_o.jpg

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4421462270_abd4e107bc_o.jpg

www.Flickr.com/photos/​ottar (external link)
Konica Autoreflex T2 - Konica 52mm f/1.8 - Konica 24mm f/2.8 - Konica 200mm f/3.5
Canon 50D - Carl Zeiss 21mm f/2.8

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kawboy613
Senior Member
Avatar
860 posts
Joined Oct 2009
Location: Pacific, Mo.
     
Mar 13, 2010 23:41 as a reply to  @ G3ML1NGZ's post |  #252

well.... I got a little impatient waiting for a Macro lens so i started playing and realized that if I used my 28-75 with my Sigma 2x teleconverter I could get this to work. Sure hope i didn't waste money on a Macro lens, but i'm sure I'll find other great uses for it :confused:

here's my set-up and a few attempts from my 1st try. actually got a collision, it was about photo # 212 or something like that :cool:

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i14.photobucket​.com …r%20Droplets/_V​2P1226.jpg (external link)

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i14.photobucket​.com …r%20Droplets/_V​2P0995.jpg (external link)

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i14.photobucket​.com …r%20Droplets/_V​2P1050.jpg (external link)

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i14.photobucket​.com …r%20Droplets/_V​2P1099.jpg (external link)

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i14.photobucket​.com …r%20Droplets/_V​2P1104.jpg (external link)



Thank you all for the help....

AND....

the addiction :lol:

Tim
GEAR & FEEDBACK
Website http://www.bent-treephotography.com (external link) its small right now, but.... it's a start !

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Violator
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
813 posts
Likes: 1
Joined May 2007
Location: The Grassy Knoll
     
Mar 14, 2010 12:33 |  #253

Man, I haven't done these in a LONG time.....I want one of those "collision" shots though.

Yeah, I know ---I won't get one unless I set it up and try them again. ;)


My Flickrexternal link

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Violator
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
813 posts
Likes: 1
Joined May 2007
Location: The Grassy Knoll
     
Mar 14, 2010 12:34 |  #254

oh yeah, and Great shots Tim. Thanx for adding the "set-up" shot.


My Flickrexternal link

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kawboy613
Senior Member
Avatar
860 posts
Joined Oct 2009
Location: Pacific, Mo.
     
Mar 14, 2010 22:43 |  #255

Thanks.... deffinately going to try this more, with different angles and what not.


Tim
GEAR & FEEDBACK
Website http://www.bent-treephotography.com (external link) its small right now, but.... it's a start !

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

173,281 views & 0 likes for this thread
Set up for water drops....
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Still Life, B/W & Experimental 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is theshaman
1440 guests, 375 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.