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    Hey folks! Still kinda new here, so I figure I should try to expose myself more by posting up something here and to share with what I managed to produce recently.

    The first three shots were done last Sunday while the last one was done today, several hours ago. All photographs were taken using a Canon 450D with a 50mm f1.8 II lens.









    The setup was done in my room, using mahjong paper, a clamp-on table lamp, cheapo tripod (need to replace it very soon) and a lot of patience. Oh, and the first three photos left the table fairly wet, too.

    Thanks for taking the time to look and I appreciate any opinions, comments & criticisms!
    Last edited by xuthiensun; 2nd March 2009 at 02:13 AM. Reason: Added links to photos.

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    Nice pictures you have there...

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    wat was the setting u use for those shoot?i also very new to photography,,..,thanks

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    Nice pictures! I like Pic 3.

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    Nicer bottle and croppingoff the straw will be nice.

    What kind of dye did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stabil0 View Post
    Nice pictures you have there...
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by fws1981 View Post
    wat was the setting u use for those shoot?i also very new to photography,,..,thanks
    First 3 photos used 1/4000, ISO1600, f1.8 on burst. The last one used 1/125, ISO100, f1.8 on burst.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oshkosh View Post
    Nice pictures! I like Pic 3.
    Haha, yeah, that was the most annoying shot to get. Glad I got it though!

    Quote Originally Posted by mrericlee View Post
    Nicer bottle and croppingoff the straw will be nice.

    What kind of dye did you use?
    I agree about the bottle, because I didn't think about having it in the shot initially and the original idea was to take the water flow only, but when I accidentally moved the bottle in frame the photo looked nicer.

    I could crop off the straw, but wouldn't it be too plain? But maybe I shouldn't use a straw, it does look a bit funny. I did have a dropper but I only found that much later after the shot was taken.

    And I just used normal food colouring, which you probably have lying somewhere in the house and/or kitchen cupboards. Unless of course no one bakes in the house.

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    #1 and #3 are really beautiful!

    Tried few weeks ago and I couldn't get the waterdrop stay still and it was blurred as well... hope to try them again.

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    bro, can share how u setup and techniques in this kind of shoot?

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    Very impressed bro... I've tried to shoot something like this but failed... Can U describe more on ya setup pls, so tat I can learn from U.. thx U so much !!
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    Beautiful.
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    Of course you guys can see the setup!



    Hope this is clear enough to understand.

    Oh, and I didn't use much techniques. Just gotta position the camera properly, and have a lot of patience. Plus trial and error. Oh yeah, and Live View helps a lot too. Thank goodness for the 450D.
    Last edited by xuthiensun; 27th February 2009 at 11:33 AM.

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    do you use flash?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chikubang View Post
    do you use flash?
    Nope, no flash since I was using burst.

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    nice one...
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    They're all lovely, really!

    I think you might be "deciding" between pic # 1 & 2, but pic 1 is definitely the winner, with a more "spontaneous" pour, and the cooler WB definitely helps when it comes to photographing water.

    The glow achieved on the apple in pic #3 is beautiful.

    Pic #4 has that slightly dangerous, potent, ER look.

    Lighting is beautiful too! You managed to stay free of any bad reflections A very common mistake among people photographing glass items. Everything well controlled, i have no problems with the crop either. It's your expression, how you want the frame to look like for us.
    Last edited by xylestesins; 27th February 2009 at 01:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xylestesins View Post
    They're all lovely, really!

    I think you might be "deciding" between pic # 1 & 2, but pic 1 is definitely the winner, with a more "spontaneous" pour, and the cooler WB definitely helps when it comes to photographing water.

    The glow achieved on the apple in pic #3 is beautiful.

    Pic #4 has that slightly dangerous, potent, ER look.

    Lighting is beautiful too! You managed to stay free of any bad reflections A very common mistake among people photographing glass items. Everything well controlled, i have no problems with the crop either. It's your expression, how you want the frame to look like for us.
    Haha, yes! That is so true, I had a hard time decided between pictures one and two. I think the next round I should try using red colouring for a more bold effect.

    Thanks for all the comments! I really appreciate them!

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    I like #3, gives some interesting ideas of what you might be able to do with food coloring for water snap shots ;-)

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    nice!!! thx for sharing!!

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    Great JOB!
    love the blue ink in the water....

    thanks for sharing how to take the short..

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