Being housebound for a while has meant I haven’t had a chance to get out and about with the camera much, and the only opportunity I have is taking indoor type shots. Given the circumstances I thought it the ideal time to have a go at “water splash” photography, which is something I have thought about many times before but never got round to doing it.
Below is a sample of my best shots, and given it was a first attempt I am quite happy with the results, although there is room for improvement.
The photography equipment I used for my water splash photography session comprised:-
Canon 6d. For the best image quality I thought I would use my full frame 6d, rather than my 7d (my wildlife and motor sports camera). “The pros and cons of the Canon 6d” is an article you may find interesting.
Canon 24 – 70 f2.8L lens. Most people use a macro lens for photos like this but given I was shooting in a confined space indoors and wanted a good working distance to give me the best possible chance of getting the subject in frame my 100mm macro lens was too long. The Canon 24 – 70 gave me the ideal focal length, and it is also a tack sharp lens with excellent IQ. “The pros and cons of the Canon 24 – 70 f2.8L” is an article you may find interesting.
Godox Witstro AD360. I could have use two speed lights instead but I thought there’s no point setting up two lower powered lights when one high powered one will do the job. If you have never heard of the Godox Witstro AD360 you may want to check out “Review of the Godox AD360”.
Hahnel Captur Pro. A sensor trigger made the timing easier and reduced the frustration/stress levels. If you want to have a go at water splash photography, or any high speed photography the Hahnel Captur Pro is an essential bit of kit.
Manfrotto tripod. You can’t take these type of photos without using a sturdy tripod, and whilst I use a Manfrotto tripod (which I highly recommend) any sturdy tripod will do.
Pixel Pro shutter release. I use a cheap and cheerful wired shutter release remote, and it does everything I need it to. You can use one of the more expensive wired or wireless remotes if you want, but is it worth spending the extra on a basic bit of kit that has no effect on image quality? I’ll leave you with that one.