Water Photography Setup
I have decided to try micro-stock agencies, like Shutterstock.com and iStock.com. I loaded several photos, mostly water splashes I did a while ago. So far Shutterstock.com is the best as it started to produce revenue from the first day. It was much, but considering that I have just a few photos there, it looks promising.
So, it appeared that I need to have more water waves, splashes, etc in my portfolio. I do not have hi-speed flashes like Broncolor pulse (yet:-) , so I found a very simple but still very good solution: 3 canon dedicated flash units with remote trigger:
We have shot hundreds of the photos, hopefully there will be at least 10-15 good ones:-)
However, the result was quite acceptable:
My water photography setup: It was a really messy setup:
Total 3 canon speedlites: 2x 580EX, one 430 EX. Camera was set to 1/250 sec shutter speed, f 8.
I found that FP mode gives a longer flash duration comparing to a normal sync: just need to be sure speedlites not working on a full power. ISO 200 did help a little with this…
Few more water splash images the same setup: