Saturday, February 18, 2006


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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great shot Dan. I've been wanting to try something like this but haven't gotten around to it yet. You must have taken a lot of shots to get this one. What shutter speed and f stop did you use?
John

6:34 PM  
Blogger Dan Tippin said...

Hi John,

Nikon D70, 180mm macro lens, 1/500 sec, F/29, ISO 200, manual exposure, -0.3 EV Flash Compensation. My presentation on Tuesday night is the life cycle of a milk drop, this is one of the images from the presentation. Digital is the best way to go for this type of photography because you will go through a lot of frames trying to capture good shots. Like anything, the more you play with the timing the better you get at predicting what you will capture. You could spend a lot of money with high-speed strobes and circuit braking triggers but with a little practice you can capture many interesting shapes. The instant feedback of seeing the image on the camera back really helps you adjust your timing. I used half-and-half because of its higher viscosity. I would be fun to try this with various liquids!

Dan

7:18 AM  

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