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Rajarshi Basu
Shooting a water drop
on Jan 15, 2011 at 8:06:56 pm


I need to shoot a single water drop to composite it. I will be using a canon 5D with a 60mm macro lens.
But what kind of a background should I shoot it on ? Black or green ? Also how can I possibly light the scene so I can see the drop clearly ? This article has been an inspiration



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todd mcmullen
Re: Shooting a water drop
on Jan 16, 2011 at 1:23:55 am

Hey raj
Sounds like fun
I would think a black background would work but I defer to the VFX specialist.
However, you will need to throw some backlight on the drop. Position the light so you can keep it from flaring the lens
I would also throw some fill light in as well
Maybe throw a light into a piece of white card for a nice soft bounce. It should give the drop of water a nice little glow
Let us know how it goes

Todd McMullen
Flip Flop Films

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