I’ve decided to start messing about with water droplet photography. There are some brilliant photo sets out there and they have tickled my curiosity.
I am faced with a couple of problems when it comes to attempting this, my macro lenses are cheap macro zooms from ages ago that have a minimum focusing distance of a metre or more, and I have none of the fancy water droplet equipment (obviously!)
So for these early test shots, I resorted to using a syringe, extension tubes on a prime lens and burst mode – lots and lots of burst mode!
Photographing water drops on guesswork alone is bloody hard, the amount of unusable shots I got was hilarious. Still, I’m pretty happy with these, I guessed pretty well.
I think for my next attempts I may need to upgrade the liquid to something a bit thicker. I was thinking along the lines of milk, but I may experiment with acrylic paint. I bet you could get some great shots dripping coloured paints into a white base.