I have been anticipating this night since I suggested it at last years program meeting. I was excited to try something new, something that I had never attempted before but always wanted to. On the night we prepared several different stations for members to try, including water drops, food colouring into water, oil and water mix, champagne bubbles, water drops on flowers and distorted patterns from glasses of water.
For this tutorial we tried something new, which involved testing each station prior to the night and putting the settings and an example image down on an A4 sheet for members to refer to throughout the night. Again we were able to utilise the studio lighting purchased a few months ago, however, the stations that used lighting could be duplicated at home with a strong desk light or external flash.
Here are a few shots from the night and a couple of sample shots
Setting up to catch the drip
It is all trial and error, but members were keen to give it a go and weren’t stressed about using manual mode
Water drop shot at 1/320 & f/11 with studio light
Droplets on petals shot at 1/250 & f/22 with studio light
If you would like to join us at the Parkes Camera Club the next meeting is on Tuesday the 1st of October, held the the Parkes Neighbourhood Centre at 7:30pm. We will be holding an action/sport photography competition.