While preparing the Godiva liqueur shot we tried shooting with many different liquids, including water colored by fabric dye.
During that particular photoshoot I was developing different techniques for splash shapes and learning how to consistenly throw them. We’ve got hundreds of different colored splashes.
Continue reading: Making of: Splash Garden
This is the list of the photography equipment which will work for liquid photography. As you may already know, It is a short flash duration which stops action, not a fast shutter speed. Therefore, not every strobe will work.
From least to most expensive: Lighting (as the most critical part of the shot)
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Here are some of the tips I use when working with liquid. Many of them may appear to be very obvious, but I know many amateurs keep forgetting about this stuff:-)
- Highlight the background, not a splash: When working with clear liquid (water is the most common example of such), use lights.
Continue reading: 8 Tips for successful liquid splash shot
This past weekend, I played with these little gel-like clear balls that we’ve had for a few weeks now sitting and waiting to be photographed. That gel has exactly the same refraction that water has, meaning they become completely invisible in the water.
I was simply dropping them into a very shallow water for this image.
Below are non-manipulated images, directly from camera RAW. Only WB and some color tint were changed in ARC.
Continue reading: The mysterious water balls
I’ve already shared some of the insights of this shot on Google plus and now it’s time to post everything on here.
Part one: the Godiva bottle As you have probably already guessed, this shot is a composite made from several separate images. First, we did the bottle.
The lighting setup was relatively simple (I almost call it obvious) for the look I wanted to have. Two stripboxes on sides slightly behind the bottle to form an edge around it.
Continue reading: Behind the Scenes: Godiva Liqueur Splash Shot
This video shows my post production process in photoshop. This is my first video, I think water and product retouching is hard to find, and I am sure my video will be very interesting for those who shoot liquid.
Full article is on retoucher’s blog: Retouching water splash in Photoshop at www.perfectphotoblog.com
Continue reading: How to edit photo of water splash in photoshop. Video.
This is a second episode from the “Water in product and advertisement photography” series. This time we used the same tank and mix of distilled and sparkling water.
The idea was simple: pouring objects into a water and shooting through the water tank and positioning the camera strictly horizontal. Because we have used carbonated water, the tank must be 100% clean inside: every small piece of dirt on the glass will attract bubbles to build-up.
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Again water and apples.. (got a nice collection of them for stock:-)
But this time, thanks to some good questions from participants, we got some interesting results, comparing canon speedlights lights and Paul C Buff lights. I’ll get back on this later.
I was using three Canon speedlights, set to be slaves on manual mode, ST-E2 Speedlite Transmitter mounted on a camera to trigger strobes. Why speedlights, not Alienbees or White-lighting monolights? This was one of the questions I’ve got from the class attendants.
Continue reading: Liquid photography masterclass: water, apple and flash duration test
As promised, here is the tutorial for what I call “underwater” product photography (not sure what the right name for this). We shoot several products, from fruits to a shampoo bottles, and now I am glad to show you the result.
This is the most enjoyable photo-shot I had for last few month: not only the most technically challenging but the end result is the most eye-catching and outstanding.
Continue reading: Water in still life and advertisement photography
This is a very well done tutorial on how to get started on your own journey in splash and liquid photography. Created by Evan Sharboneau, owner of PhotoExtremist.com. This video is really good, fast and very intuitive with cool results; exactly the way i wold do it myself:-)
High-Speed Photography Tutorial with Splashes and
Continue reading: High-Speed Photography with Splashes, Flashes, and a Fish Tank by PhotoExtremist