It took me a while to get just the right lighting and exposure for these, and then even more time to get the timing just right but they turned out well!
I figured my chess set would make a great subject for some still-life photos. I actually really like how these turned out!
This is the first time that I went with the black background approach. In the background, I actually have a white backdrop. By keeping the shutter speed high and the strobe angled so it didn’t hit the backdrop, it actually appears to be black. I haven’t done this trick outdoors yet, but from my understanding you can actually do this in the middle of the daytime.
This is my favorite picture from the past few weeks. I was pouring water from about 8-12 inches up into a wineglass and this one just turned out so silky smooth while still retaining great sharpness in the action of the bubbles. The colors are inverted here, which made it much more interesting visually.
Today I tried to capture dripping water as it fell into a wine glass. I was dripping it off my fingers because I didn’t have a good way of photographing this under a faucet with the lighting nearby. I figured it would be fine to use my fingers, but then I ran into an issue of repeating the drips in the exact same place. My focal plane was probably only a few millimeters thick, even at f/11 and I still wanted the front and back of the wine glass to be out of focus so I didn’t want to go much higher than that. All that being said, I still think this came out pretty well even though the drop was slightly out of focus. I ended up using an unsharp mask to bring out the detail as if it was in focus.