Shooting Macro Water Droplet Refractions

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Shooting Macro Water Droplet Refractions

Post by fisheyeadventures »

Hey everyone,

Have you ever tried to take pictures through waterdrops
or any other kind of fluid? I was experimenting with
water, oil and honey this week trying to get the best shot
possible. Maybe glycerin would have also been an option
(but I had none...^^). I really like the results you can
achieve when you get really close. In the following video,
I share some tips and techniques how to take cool
photos using droplets. If you have taken some pictures
already, please share them with us:)

https://youtu.be/QQlztBXbyzc

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Post by MarkSturtevant »

I tried this a while ago. Agree fully that using something more viscous like glycerin is helpful. And the mount holding the drop must be very stable. I had no success trying to do this handheld.
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Post by fisheyeadventures »

I definitely need to buy glycerin soon. I mean I like the results, but getting perfect round droplets will look even greater;)

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Post by Sumguy01 »

:D Very nice.
Thanks for sharing.

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Post by grgh »

Very nice.

I was friendly back in the days of my photography, with a fellow photographer
who used soap bubbles in his greenhouse to take shots of Orchids.

I remember how striking his shots were, perhaps a suggestion?
used to do astronomy.
and photography.
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Post by Photomicro »

Worth looking on spiders webs too.


Image
regards, Mike.

Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like bananas.

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Post by Smokedaddy »

Very creative, thanks for sharing along with the video.

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Post by aveslux »

I took this a few years ago

ImageHidden System by Aves Lux, on Flickr

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Post by fisheyeadventures »

Nice spider web shots... never thought of taking pictures like these, I will defenitely change that:D

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