Our college Class had a wonderful 4 day visit to Mayo We arrived on a Monday and left on Thursday with 4 very different days weather wise. As a class we all did our separate ideas of how photograph this wonderful area of Ireland. Each evening we would sit around as a group to critique the work we produced that day or evening.
It was a really enjoyed this trip and below are some images that have came from it.
Water Droplets are one of the most Fun and Frustrating kinds of photography that you can take. I have over years tried so many different ways to try and get good droplets images and have failed more times than I care to remember. The one bit of advice I can give is to research watch as many videos on YouTube or other sites before you try, preparation get everything ready before hand and check it twice and then check again just to be sure. ALWAY REMEMDER (if using studio lights) ELECTRICTY & WATER DO NOT MIX WELL , watch out for over spill with the water.
The best way that I found to try and get these images is to use two flash units one on either side of the bowel of water and different colour cards to give off a different colour to you water droplets. Milk, Food colouring, cream and other liquids can also make for very interesting effects, one of the best videos that I first used to try and get these image is the following from an amazing photographer Gavin Hoey and it can be found at the following link........