Splash of Milk - Speedlite 52 - Week 3


Milk Splash

So week three and the weather had turned nasty outside so a indoor shot was the way forward, and with splash shots being very popular at the moment i thought i would give it a try myself.

I wanted to to photograph something with a splash in the composition so this seemed a good first attempt

So i set up the shot, which i have included a set up shot below, and set about trying to capture the seconds after the impact.

I tried various objects to drop in the cup from peas, carrots, cauliflower but finally decided the ice cube was about the best results

Then it was just a matter of timing sounds easy right ? That's what i thought too but with the camera set to fire via remote IR release and flash units in wireless mode trying to time it was very difficult. The height it was dropped from and when to fire remote proved a challenge!

Then after every shot the clean up operation reset composition and try again, took a long time i can tell you and still not totally happy with result but i did learn to set a greater DOF next time.

Milk Splash Set Up



So here you can see the set up of the two speedlites in relation to the cup and camera and also you will notice i have a large reflector on the right. This is to block some of the daylight coming from rear door and also fill in shadows.







Strobist

Rear Speedlite 430 exii at 1/128th power
Camera left Speedlite 580 exii at 1/64th power

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Camera
Canon EOS 7D
Exposure
0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture
f/6.3
Focal Length
41 mm
ISO Speed
200


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