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How to Photograph a Water Drop - How I did it!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

It seemed like everywhere I looked last week there was an article on photographing a water drop. I am sure you’ve seen the pictures I am referring to. They have always intrigued me. Drops of water or colored liquid photographed at the point of impact, or just after it. These splashes create shapes for a split second that resemble crowns or upside down bowls in a countless variety.

I’ve always thought there had to be some kind of trick or high tech gear to accomplish these images. Then I came across this article on The Strobist blog: How to Photograph Water Drops. After reading that article I had to give it a shot. Here is one of my images:

Photograph of a Water Drop with one off camera flash.

Photograph of a Water Drop with one "off camera" flash.