01 May 2012 9 Comments
This past weekend I tried some high-speed photography and was really happy with how it turned out! To set up this shot, I used a stained piece of wood for the background and the surface and placed the wood by a window so I could get enough natural lighting into the photograph. I filled the mason jar with water and had my dad drop the strawberry into the water while I took the photos.
For this shot, my aperture was 2.5 and my shutter speed was 1/100. If you want to try some photography like this (and I suggest you do!), make sure that your shutter speed is at least as fast as 1/100, preferably faster so that you can freeze the motion of the water droplets. Set your camera on continuous shooting and have someone else drop the object while you fire away!
Hopefully this summer I will have more time to experiment with my photography and try new things out like this :) Let me know if you get the chance to try high-speed water drops- I’d love to see your photos!