Tips and Techniques for effective water splash photography

Hello and welcome! In today’s article we’ll see 5 techniques for capturing water splashes with our dslr camera. Hope you will find the videos informative and help you understand better the techniques behind water high speed photography.

High-speed photography is the science of taking pictures of very fast phenomena. In 1948, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) defined high-speed photography as any set of photographs captured by a camera capable of 128 frames per second or greater, and of at least three consecutive frames. High-speed photography can be considered to be the opposite of time-lapse photography.

In common usage, high-speed photography may refer to either or both of the following meanings. The first is that the photograph itself may be taken in a way as to appear to freeze the motion, especially to reduce motion blur. The second is that a series of photographs may be taken at a high sampling frequency or frame rate. The first requires a sensor with good sensitivity and either a very good shuttering system or a very fast strobe light. The second requires some means of capturing successive frames, either with a mechanical device or by moving data off electronic sensors very quickly.

Other considerations for high-speed photographers are record length, reciprocity breakdown, and spatial resolution.

Lets get started!

Pink droplets monsters by Pink Sherbet Photography

Pink droplets monsters by Pink Sherbet Photography

1. How to photograph a splash of water – Week 52

Make a splash with your photography as digital photography expert Gavin Hoey demonstrates the strobist set up required to capture the beauty hidden in a drop of water.

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2. How to create amazing photos with water and a bottle – week72

Here’s a really simple strobist technique for you to try at home. Photography expert Gavin Hoey shows you how to create amazing photos using nothing more then a bottle, some water and off camera flash. Just remember to have a towel handy.

3. Splash Photography Technique – No Flash needed

4. How to do High Speed Photography

In this video, the DRTV crew show you how to do high speed photograph by making a Chinese breakfast a lot more lively.

5. High-Speed Photography Tutorial with Splashes and Flashes

In this high-speed photography tutorial, you will learn how to freeze the motion of water splashes by using external flashes, a fish tank, and an object of your choice.

Hope you enjoyed the videos, and now feel more comfortable to experiment more with high speed photography and water splashes!

See you next time!

Article publié pour la première fois le 11/04/2014