May 15, 2014 at 6:52 pm #5808Ezra MorleyModerator
I took these pictures about a year ago. I merely set a container in the kitchen sink, and let the faucet drip. If I remember correctly, the coloring is from beet juice! Then later I updated my setup to sit on the kitchen table and used an eyedropper for the drips. Attached is a Behind-The-Scenes photo.
As you can see from the Exif Data, the flash was what gave me the short exposure time necessary for capturing high speed exposures.
Model – Canon EOS REBEL T3
Shutter Speed – 1/20 seconds
F-Number – f/14
ISO Speed – 200
Flash – Flash fired, (On-board Flash)
Focal Length – 44 mmMay 21, 2014 at 10:40 am #5858James StaddonKeymaster
I love behind the scenes photos! Very creative. I’ve never taken the time to set something up like this, but it would certainly be fun to do so one of these days.
If there was some way you could make the background completely white (instead of textured gray) I think it would help me from thinking that the photo was underexposed. Does it look underexposed to you? I mean, like, the white-point hasn’t been set so it feels like there’s not enough contrast or something.
Thankfully, this can be done in Photoshop (or probably Lightroom) without much problem.
But the texture in the water is perfect, and I’m glad the liquid is color. Perhaps you could pop that a bit with Vibrance in Lightroom too.May 25, 2014 at 2:18 pm #6012HeldInHisArmsParticipant
I like the texture of the water, but I think that you should layer a different colored background. Overall, I think it looks really great! Good job!May 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm #6132Ezra MorleyModerator
Ok, so I popped it into Lightroom and changed it a bit, what do you think now?
I have a test website setup so that I can test some stuff, so here’s a link to an interactive ‘before-after’ comparison. Drag the slider back and forth to see the difference.May 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm #6136HeldInHisArmsParticipant
YESSSSS this is awesome!July 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm #6517James StaddonKeymaster
Yes, much better. A little Photoshop work to make the left section of the background pure white and you’ve got a stock image ready to sell!
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