Oranges and water


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darakusan

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Saw quite alot of dunking photos and splashes lately. Always like such pics so decided to give it a try. What a way to clear the leftover oranges from CNY too. haha

First time trying so pardon some mistakes i have made =).
C&C are welcomed.


# trying out some cold tone.


#2 guess i still like the clean high key version


#3 a closer look of the dunking


#4 a composite


#5 last but nt least, my helper haha



Lesson learnt:
1) now i know why ppl put black cards/boards beside their cups, that would really help greatly in capturing the details of the splash which i failed...

2) my splash is not high.. as i don't want to mess up my desk. Next time want to splash, splash all the way, don't be a coward.
 

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#1 is nice, except for the white spot the right. I feel the background should be more constant. #2 is sharp, clean and simple, I like. #3 and #4 are very interesting close-ups! #5 is just too cute lah.

2) my splash is not high.. as i don't want to mess up my desk. Next time want to splash, splash all the way, don't be a coward.
Hahah, tell me about it. Had to spend some time in wiping up and drying my table after my own shoot. :bsmilie: But it was fun! You should try it eventually!
 

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#1 is nice, except for the white spot the right. I feel the background should be more constant. #2 is sharp, clean and simple, I like. #3 and #4 are very interesting close-ups! #5 is just too cute lah.

Hahah, tell me about it. Had to spend some time in wiping up and drying my table after my own shoot. :bsmilie: But it was fun! You should try it eventually!
Thank you for your comments. For #1 guess that i did not lite up the background properly hehe.

Yeah saw your thread... you are really garang in the splashing :bsmilie: Will try more when i got the time
 

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Hey hey brader; welcome to the splashing world!
I'm still trying to figure out getting the backdrop clean w/o shadows, how arh?
I've been only limited myself to the kitchen sink hehe, I think i'm more coward haha...

Congrats for having clean shots there, #2 is superb, and yes #5 is my fav!
 

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me too! i am figuring out how to create one without background shadows..
 

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Hey hey brader; welcome to the splashing world!
I'm still trying to figure out getting the backdrop clean w/o shadows, how arh?
I've been only limited myself to the kitchen sink hehe, I think i'm more coward haha...

Congrats for having clean shots there, #2 is superb, and yes #5 is my fav!
me too! i am figuring out how to create one without background shadows..

Thanks and glad that you like the pics!

hmmm i forgot to take a picture of the setup.. else i can share it here. Anyway my setup is very weird... not the common setup. My background is actually my projector screen, the base is a transparent acrylic with white paper below to create the reflection effect.

To make the background nice and clean you would have to use a flash/strong light to lite the background. There i am using 2 lights for these shots. 1 key light from front-left and another right side pointing towards the background. That would give you a pretty decent white background. With some tweaking in lightroom, it would look nice and white

Hope that helps! :)
 

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thanks for sharing with us!

are u using lamps or flash for ur light? cos i guess i would need to use my camera like a GPMG, keep my finger on the trigger and let it shoot non stop, in order to capture the splash.. i do suppose a flash wun be strong enough for that multiple shots..
 

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thanks for sharing with us!

are u using lamps or flash for ur light? cos i guess i would need to use my camera like a GPMG, keep my finger on the trigger and let it shoot non stop, in order to capture the splash.. i do suppose a flash wun be strong enough for that multiple shots..
You are welcomed. I am using strobes, Jinbei 180W Delicacy (which i bought here from clubsnap hehe). Most affordable form of strobe studio lights for ppl with shallow pocket like me :sweat:

Actually i trigger the camera using remote, i set to manual focus and get it focus first and with f16 it is not too hard to get a reasonably sharp image. It is pretty easy to time the splash for orange as it is quite big, so i normally press only when the orange enter the water as there is a lag time for the splash to come up and go back down. No need to machine gun ur camera ;)
 

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You're right about the machine gun snapping. No need actually, just to get the momentum right, and anticipate the fall / drop / moment when its in contact with water.

darakusan - so 2 flash / lamps for the backdrop PLUS in-flash unit to fire, issit?
 

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You're right about the machine gun snapping. No need actually, just to get the momentum right, and anticipate the fall / drop / moment when its in contact with water.

darakusan - so 2 flash / lamps for the backdrop PLUS in-flash unit to fire, issit?
I didn't use the popup flash, i am using sync cable to trigger the strobes. as the popup will create reflection on the glass which won't look too nice 2 flash is all your need ;)
 

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I didn't use the popup flash, i am using sync cable to trigger the strobes. as the popup will create reflection on the glass which won't look too nice 2 flash is all your need ;)
Thank you!
Now my fingers are itching haha!
 

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Did a high contrast followed by color blending, kind of like how it turns out. Pretty clean and classy. Hope you all like it too.

Please pardon my "black" orange but i like how it bring the contrast out =)



#6 Splash (cyan - green)


#7 Splash (magenta - yellow)


 

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Interesting, thanks for sharing...maybe better cut than peeled orange because in some of the shots not easy to see that it is orange. And I feel that there is not enough contrast....
 

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Hey whatelahhappened???
Looks like some giant rotting grubs you got there! Haha
 

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Interesting, thanks for sharing...maybe better cut than peeled orange because in some of the shots not easy to see that it is orange. And I feel that there is not enough contrast....
Points noted! Thanks!
Wanted to try slice orange.. but my glass is too small :sweat:

Hey whatelahhappened???
Looks like some giant rotting grubs you got there! Haha
Isit tat scary?:bigeyes:

my hands are itching le wahaha!
Time to do something about it ;)
 

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i only got 2 study lamps.. now trying to figure out how to place it to reduce background shadows.. ;)
 

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