23 March 2013

The History - 1

After roughly 30 years of trying to be a self taught photographer, I decided to try and formalise my photographic education and take a few college courses. So in 2012 I found myself sitting in a class room at the local college becoming bored with lectures on depth-of-field, aperture & shutter speed relationships and the rule of thirds. At the end of the advanced course we were introduced to the concept of high speed photography and in particular, water drop photography. 

I realised that you don't need a lot of expensive equipment to get results and this, along with an article in a photography magazine, sparked my interest and eventual enthusiasm for water drop photography. The college set-up was very simple and basic and consisted of one of the other students holding a pipette about 500 mm above a glass dish and trying to make small drops of water fall in to the dish with some sort of consistency  whilst the other students tried desperately to fire their shutters at the correct time to capture the drop hitting the water in the dish. All very hit and miss as you can see from the images below... 

Almost got one !

Too late !

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