Water Drops Photography

Water Drops – 365 Project – Day 44

Published by

Posted on July 07, 2015

Still playing with the fish tank I borrowed. Today I decided to take a photo of water drops.


It’s my second day of playing with water drops and bubbles. In case you missed it, here is how my first day came along. The light setup was the same as I used it last time, only one flash in the back of the fish tank, shot through a piece of tracing paper, at 1/4 power. Camera was on tripod, with focus set approximately where the drops were falling. I didn’t have any of the fancy gear that pro water drop photographers use, such as Time Machine, so I had to do everything manually. A syringe was attached to the light stand by the fish tank, close enough for me to reach it and control the drops by hand. My other hand was on camera shutter button, ready to catch some falling drops into water. I added some blue color to the water that was in the syringe, and it produced some interesting results!


Camera and light settings:

  • Canon 600D @ 1/200 ISO 100
  • Pentacon 50mm f1.8 @ f16 (with macro extension tube)
  • Yongnuo YN-560III flash @ 1/4 power
  • Triggered by Yongnuo YN560-TX manual flash controller


(click on the image for full size)

Water Drops Photography BTS

About the Author

Fran is into photography and motion pictures. He makes music videos, lifestyle documentaries, visual effects and motion graphics. Fran currently lives and works in Zagreb, but he often also finds himself on the road accompanied by his camera.