Droplets

I’m slowly trying to introduce photography back in my life in one way or another – I am finding the juggling between being  an Illustrator/Artist, Mummy and Photographer a bit tricky; finding places to go where I can take the camera and my son is a challenge in itself, so I am always looking for little exercises we can do at home together with the camera.

Being a member of Bury Photographic Society has helped me feel better about things, because even if I don’t manage to get out with the camera myself, I still feel connected. Last week there was a pile of DVD/CD’s from Practical Photographer being given away and I grabbed a few that looked like they might be good fun or have interesting tips in them.

This was one of the techniques

Droplets blog
ƒ/8.0
 Focal length: 55.0 mm
Exposure: 1/100
 ISO: 3600

Using droplets of water on a piece of glass (In our case plastic to make it toddler friendly) and photographing droplets in focus, keeping the backdrop blurred so the droplets show whats underneath (sweets!)

For a full, well explained tutorial on how to do this please go here

It was a fun little exercise and I’d like to go back over this image and do a few edits – take out some dirty spots that I have seen.

I think my son also enjoyed doing this, especially playing with the water and trying to steal the sweets! I’d like to give this another try with some stones/pebbles and see if the effect works just as well!

If anyone has any other tricks and exercises like this then please let me know? Things that can be made within a few minutes and with a youngster in tow!

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