This weekend I decided to take it upon myself to attempt to learn something in photography that has long baffled me…Photographing water drops. I love any kind of water photography and have always been fascinated by the water drop image. The question for me was how to do it. I suppose the longer you think and ponder on a subject the more clarity and knowledge you gain when you finally come to your solution.
Over the past few weeks I have been thinking about this type of shot and how to do it…Slowly putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Finally after much exhaustive research I was able to go ahead and attempt the shot. Shooting water drops requires a few things…two of which are expensive and the rest of the items are inexpensive.
The expensive items were my canon 7d, a canon 430 ex 2 speedlight and a 16 foot off camera shoe cord. The inexpensive items were some type of contraption to attach a vessel of dripping water, a paint tray, a towel, and some type of background material…in this case I used sheets of scrapbooking paper. Remember now when you look at these images that are my first attempts. I made sure to take notes and the shots were not without their flaws. I was excited at the outcome however and feel with some practice I can nail down this shot.