These photos are inspired by this post, that I stumbled upon about a year ago. Now, Jaymi's blog is a daily read, and a place I run when I'm in a photography funk. She's so talented and has wonderful creative mind.
I knew I wanted to try these Water Drops, but I didn't have the right equipment.
Jaymi shot her photos with the following settings: f/5.6, 1/200 shutter speed, ISO 400 -- using a macro lens & speedlight flash.
I don't own a macro lens, nor do I own an external flash, but I was determined to make it work.
And for the record, I don't own Photoshop either :(
Zac helped, holding industrial spot lights & paper behind the faucet, and I started shooting
Two hours later, I finally figured out the right settings combo to accommodate my lack of fancy equipment.
The photos below are completely unedited, and I was pretty happy with how they turned out.
The magical settings that worked for me?
f/11, 1/4000 shutter speed, ISO 3200. Matrix metering and Incandescent white balance.
Flip your camera to Manual & give it a try!
If you do, lemme know how it turns out... I'd love to see your photos!
Second item of Housekeeping, can we just talk about Sara Bareilles, and this song? It = perfection. Give it a listen. Makes you feel like you're on vacation. Except when the song ends, you realize you're not, and it sucks. Sucks real bad.
I'm now stalking following her on instgram too, we're basically BFF.
Next, I'm thinking a blog redesign is in my future. You ladies know any good blog designers out there?