So onto our 3rd challenge in our Bloom Forum Group this was a fun and very challenging thing to do. We all set out to capture the perfect splash.....seems like it might be easy, but it was tough. I really struggled to get a perfect shot that was exciting and appealing while trying to perform all the necessary tasks myself. Have you ever tried to drop an object into a glass full of liquid, while timing your shutter release to capture the precise moment for that perfect splash......I will tell you it was not easy!
My son really wanted to be a helper, but lets face it a 2 1/2 yr old's aim is no better than my own and truthfully all he wanted to do was drink out of glass. Oh well I tried.
I did learn some valuable lessons though, while trying to pull this off.
1. Make sure your camera is out of splash range.....mine took a little bath on my first day of shooting. :(
2. A tripod is an absolute neccessity (at least it was to me). Having your camera perched atop a wobbly table that itself is perched upon a dining room chair...not a great idea.
3.Doing an exercise like this is better if you can do it outside.....my floors ended up with the majority of the liquid on them, which meant I had to mop up. Oh well at least my floors are now clean....that's a bonus
4. Lots of light makes capturing the "Motin or Movement" of the splash better, you can see every little drip and drop when you have great lighting.
5. And just go with the flow, your not going to get a perfect shot on your first try. Keep at it, we all started somewhere. Have Fun!
Now I challenge you all to go out and try this yourself. I'd love to see what you come up with.
Here are a few outtakes from my sessions.
I am having such great fun with this wonderful group of ladies. Be sure to click on the link and continue around the circle to see everyone else's Splash pictures.
Here's where you can find Alison Jacobs, Orange CountyPhotographer and her Splash images. Enjoy!