I have wanted to have a go at fast speed photography for a while now, and after a bit of research and a lot of “I’ going to, I don’t have the time, I am going to, I can’t be bothered…… etc.) I finally pulled the trigger and bought a Hahnel Captur Pro sensor kit.
For those of you who have not come across the Hahnel Captur Pro it is a module with a light sensor, sound sensor, IR sensor and laser sensor that can be used to fire the camera shutter or some off camera speed lights. Think about it for a while, and it is easy to see there are a million and one photography ideas achievable using the Hahnel Captur Pro. I should point out that the Hahnel Captur Pro also has an interval timer so it can be used for time lapse photography too.
Over the next few months I intend on going through each and every one of the Hahnel Captur Pros sensors and thoroughly testing them out however this is going to take some time. My first session with the Hahnel Captur Pro was taking photos of water drops however I didn’t go too well (see this article). The first session with the Hahnel Captur Pro showed I need even more accessories, and I am going to have to give a bit more thought on what to do.
My second session using the Hahnel Captur Pro was for, what I like to call “Water splash” photography. Trying to photograph tiny water droplets first time out with the Hahnel Captur Pro was too ambitious and I should have started with something bigger, and easier to photograph. I have since learned hence I decided to use slices of lemon for my water splash photography.
During the session I took several photos and the best ones are as follows:-
All of the shots above were taken in bulb mode, using f8 (for a good depth of field and also because it is the lenses “sweet spot”) and the flash set at 1/128 power (i.e. the lowest setting).
The photography gear I used was:
Shooting the slices of lemon proved to be more successful than the water drops however I am still not totally happy with the photos, and there are still some improvements I need to make. The most obvious issue is the reflections in the glass, and I am not too sure how to overcome this yet, but I will work it out.
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