Water Drop Kit
Without further ado, I am proud to present my first and second attempts at using a Water Drop Kit. As you may know from my previous blogs, I have captured water drops on many different instances in the past with the manual method (simply letting the faucet drip and click away) each time hoping for the best! The Water Drop Kit allows for precision control of: drop size, drop timing, flash timing, quantity of drops released, etcetera. The dream shot is to capture two drops colliding, which creates an umbrella like splash in the air as the second drop hits the rebounding first drop that has already hit the surface of the water and headed upward again.
The nice thing about using the Kit is that I can spend MUCH less time on trying to get any good shots at all, and instead focus on different lighting effects, background colors, types of liquids, and multiple drops. None of which were possible using the manual method. The photos below include plain water, milk, and colored versions of both. Some that MAY seem like dyed water are actually just clear water but with colored gels used to add the color.
I would say these attempts were a success but definitely can be taken much further, so more experiments will be occurring in the future. I look forward to sharing those results with you as well.