Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Droplets - Fast Shutter Speed

Today I am writing about photography using fast shutter speed so that you can capture some great shots which are usually missed by the naked eye. Its a general notion that you need to have good professional equipments to capture such images,  but today I'm gonna show u how u can use your entry level dslr and a 50 mm lens and capture these high shutter speed pictures. As a subject we'l use water droplets, as they are my personal favorite. :) 

So, just to give u an idea what kind of picture we will be capturing, here's the final picture which i got after this experiment.

*Water color [ though I used Ujala for this one :p ]
*Black coated utensil placed on a flat surface 
       [ take out a Tawa from your kitchen ]
*Few white blank paper sheets.
*Tripod mounted with ur camera [ that's obvious! ]

Now, the set-up of the whole experiment should look somewhat like this.

Some things to remember.

*White paper sheets helps to define the water splash and  
 droplets being a plain background. It also helps reflect 
 light for better results. 

*Make sure you have sufficient amount of light, either   
 artificial or natural, because that is the factor which will  
 allow you to set you exposure to max and hence reduce 
 the blur effect. Use your dslr flash if required.

Basic Camera settings -  f / 11
                                     iso 400
This worked for me but do adjust your camera according to the set-up you are in.

*Its nothing to worry about if you cannot arrange for the 
 stand/ holder, you can take help of your friend to hold the 
 dropper for you. 

*Timing is the key to capture some excellent  water droplet 
 shots. In the absence of the pro gear you will just have to 
 observe the droplet fall and adjust your timing. And if you  
 are lucky enough, you will have a terrific end result :)

Once everything is in place you should start CLICKING !!!

Do not be disheartened if you do not achieve the desired result. Without the use of scientific equipment, it is a 
'hit or miss" thing. So keep clicking until you get that perfect shot. I also faced a lot of difficulty in getting that one perfect shot. Some of the trial n error shots are down here for your reference.

Happy Clicking. Happy Flashing.


Abhilash LR

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...