Montag, 18. Juli 2011

Shooting Ink Droplets

Hello,
guys today I want to tell you, how to shoot Ink Droplets, that are falling into water, forming crazy shapes and patterns.I´ll tell you which equipment you´ll need and how to set up the shoot.

Equipment:

  • Various ink colors (blue,red,gree,black,...)
  • Milk
  • A dropper or pipette
  • A fishtank, or large glass container
  • A blank sheet of paper (as large as your fish tank)
  • A strong light
  • Any cam with manual focus works well
  • Some scotch tape
  • A remote for your cam if you are alone
  • A tripod
The shoot:
So first make sure that your fish tank is completely clean (no stains that could cause some unwanted reflections) then fill it with water.Now put your cam on the tripod in front of the tank. Pace the lightsource right next to your cam and switch it on. Now look through your viewfinder and search for any reflections (remove them if possible).
Next point is to set the camera settings to manual and set a low ISO,wide aperture and a fast shutterspeed, now also set your focus to manual and put some scotch tape over your tank (like in the picture below),

thats the level we will focus on and where we will drop the ink.Hereafter hold a pencil or any other test object at the level of the tape into your tank focus on it and lock the focus(now it´s essential not to move either the tank or the camera otherwise the shots aren´t sharp).
It´s time for the ink you can mix it with some milk ,this makes the shots more plastic and vivid .Use the pipette to drop single drops into the water at the level we already set with the tape.While you shoot i´ts useful to use the remote, so you don´t have to touch the cam anymore.

Here is my set up and some of the shots I´ve taken so far :
Many ink-milk mixtures I used 

well that´s my set up

Poured a whole glass of milk in my tank looked awesome

       

Kommentare:

  1. That photos look AWESOME, im forwarding this to my brother, he's gonna love this blog.

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  2. Wow, this looks amazing, I HAVE to try it sometime.

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  3. Nice tutorial and very awesome shots. I love the randomness of the ink in the water.

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  4. The milky shots are the best ones in my opinion. It makes the ink more plastic.

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  5. Did this before at school once
    Coolest
    Thing
    Ever

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  6. beautiful shots and awesome tutorials as always

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  7. Very creative!!! im following you for sure!

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  8. woah those pictures look amazing dude, followed!

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  9. Awesome photos, if I had money for the supplies I would definitely try it out.

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  10. These are probably some of the coolest photos I've ever seen.

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  11. Will definitely try it when I get a Fish Tank or something similar.

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  12. awesome. gonna try this for sure :D
    +1

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  13. Those look amazing. It's like shooting water drops - almost an art form in itself!
    Following!

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  14. I was just thinking of this effect not long ago, thanks for the tutorial!

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  15. these are incredible. i didnt know there would be so much work to set up for such a simple idea.

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  16. wow, great photos, im glad i found this blog

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  17. They look insanely good! I wish I could try this out myself, but I don't have a camera :/

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  18. wooow, that's pretty amazing, Didnt believe that was actually achievable without the use of special effects by a computer!

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  19. Another nice post of tips. I really love your blog

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  20. Great stuff, followed. Never knew this is how they did those ink shots I have seen.

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  21. awesome photos, i'm gonna forward this to a friend I know that will try your tips out. thanks a lot mate, keep it up and I'll be following you

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  22. That's really intense... You are an artist!

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  23. Wow!
    I'd love to try this, but, to be honest, I neither have the equipment, nor the talent.
    However, your final results were amazing! :)

    Following and supporting! :)

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  24. They look so good. They kind of remind me of jellyfish.

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  25. Very Cool. I need a camera that has manual focus and a remote, but this is definitely on my list. Ive always wondered how this was done! Thanks

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  26. Having a lot of love for the photography field, I always love your updates and how-to's. Thanks for this amazing post!

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