Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Water Droplet Photography (Part 1)

Today I want to show you some of water droplet photography I did. You might be wondering, what the heck is that? Well for these photos, I just took a DVD that failed the burning process (a great way to recycle them) and some water (dripped onto the DVD using a laboratory pipette). The rest is self explanatory. For some shots, I used a flashlight and for others I used my Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT for some cool lighting effects. All of these photos were taken at home with the help of my Kenko Extension Tubes. The lens used in these photos are my Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens mounted on a Canon EOS 7D

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Aperture: f/20 Exposure: 2 minutes ISO: 100 
I think for this image, I just shined 2 stationary light sources at the DVD. The "noise" that you see in the image is not actually noise. I think the little dots you see is actually the data written to the DVD. Not too sure though, but I can assure you it isn't noise.

 Aperture: f/20 Exposure: 2 minutes ISO: 100 
I think I shot this photo with the same set up as above. For this image, I just shined 2 stationary light sources at the DVD.

 Aperture: f/20 Exposure: 30 seconds ISO: 100 
For this photo, I circled my LED flashlight around the DVD. I think I also accidentally hit my tripod while doing this so the image appeared doubled. I thought it made a nice effect so I kept it. Mistakes in photography sometimes can lead to surprising results. 

 Aperture: f/13 Exposure: 30 seconds ISO: 100  
For this photo I circled the DVD with my Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT on strobe mode. 


 Aperture: f/20 Exposure: 2 minutes ISO: 100 
I think I shot this photo with the same set up as the first image. For this image, I just shined 2 stationary light sources at the DVD. 

  Aperture: f/20 Exposure: 2 minutes ISO: 100 
I think I shot this photo with the same set up as the first image. For this image, I just shined 2 stationary light sources at the DVD. 

 Aperture: f/20 Exposure: 30 seconds ISO: 100
For this photo, I circled my LED flashlight around the DVD.

These are all the photos for today, I hope you have enjoyed them. On the next post, I will be posting more of these water droplet shots, except I use a different lens next time. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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