Capturing a splash

I’ve seen some product photos lately with splashing water and I decided I wanted to try to duplicate the splash effect.  The first challenge (and one of the hardest) was finding a clear water tank that wasn’t too expensive.  I didn’t want to spend a ton of cash on something I may never use again.  I ended up finding an inexpensive tank at a pet shop for only $12.99.  The tank I purchased however had a black plastic frame around the top and I thought it would interfere with the photo so that had to go. I removed the frame and all of the glue and was ready for the fun to begin.

The camera was setup on a tripod in manual mode with a shutter speed of 1/8000 sec and f/stop between f/8.0 – f/14. With my remote in one hand and a cup of water in the other I started pouring water over the items and shooting.  Below are some of the results.

Equipment used
Canon 5D Mark II · EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM · TC-80N3 Remote · Canon Speedlite 580EX II · 3 x1600 White Lightning · PocketWizards Mini-TTL1 & Flex-TTL5

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