This is something I’ve been wanting to try for a while now, so I thought I would bring you along to join in the fun. Please note, this challenge is about “refraction” first and foremost which means we want to capture an image inside the drop.
There are a couple of ways to accomplish this challenge. The first way (shown in the photo above) is to capture drop(s) of water hanging from something with a subject in the background that appears in the drop. There are many tutorials online that explain how to do this. A few that I found particularly helpful are:
- MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS AND TRICKS – Refracted Flower In Water Droplet
- MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL – 5 Tips For Water Drop Refraction
- Macro iPhoneography: How To Make The Drop & Reflection
The downside to the first technique is that it might require equipment that you don’t have – most importantly a macro or close-up lens. If that’s the case, the other way to accomplish this challenge is to put water drops on a sheet of glass and shoot through the glass to something beneath it as in the image below:
Again, there are numerous tutorials that explain how to accomplish this:
- Water Droplets: Ep 221: Digital Photography 1 on 1
- How to make water drops on glass photos
- Creative photo ideas – colour through water drops – Episode 2
To recap this week’s challenge:
- Take a new photo of Refraction in Water Drops for this week’s challenge.
- Post your photo during the week of Sunday, Feb 3 and Saturday, Feb 9.
- Please remember to comment on at least five photo submissions this week by answering the question “why?” in your comments. In other words, “why do I like (or not like) this photo?” or “why did this photo catch my eye?” Thank you!
The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:
- Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
- Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo: #2019photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
- Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2019 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.