Water photography is a wide umbrella of the genre itself. Splash photography is another one in it. It offers you a variety of creative diaspora to follow. Let us see some of the creative ways in which you can try splash photography.
Different ideas for splash photography:
A type of macro photography, where you can catch the drops dripping down a surface. You can use your camera flash to make it look more intense.
If you use a dark background, you can generate a refractive structure through the drops. For example,
- You can use a clear glass frame and sprinkle water over it
- Spill water on your glass surface
- Add a background to your surface and use water to create rippled reflections
Another interesting and innovative way to capture still life photos. Ice is see-through and using lighting it is easier to click the objects you have chosen to freeze. You can use sources like backlights to adjust the lighting.
You can try the following ideas:
- Freeze inanimate objects like plastic fruits
- You can freeze flowers and click their pictures
- During winters you can click nature frozen into ice as you see
Capture the rain:
Cliche, but the very best. Many people still find a way to mess this up. Rain is a highlight of splash photography. Many photographers think capturing rain can damage their equipment, but there is always a way out.
Begin with covering your camera body and clicking against a source of light. It will give you the right light to click the falling drops. Blurry lights and people with their wet couture are going to be another highlight. There is much more to explore once you give in, and try.
You can use the following ideas:
- Dropping stones in the puddle gives you a proper subject for splash photography
- Have your model flip their wet hair in the hair, or swirl around
- Water falling on an object is going to give you a great effect as well
Reflections on splash photography:
Water is a great source to make things reflect, literally. Following are some ideas for you to try for splash photography.
- Post rain drama: can be created right after it stops raining. Have your model stand at the edge of the puddle, and click!
- Calm reflections: rivers and streams can be best used to capture the sunset and sunrise that reflects over the skyline
Capture water in motion:
Water that is not still can be easy for you to capture if you know what you are seeking. The right shutter speed is going to help you create a silky look.
Here are some ideas you can try to capture the motion of water:
- Spill water on the glass surface and capture the mid-fall of the water before it lands
- Throw water on your desired object
- Click the picture of water while you set a source of air over, to create a faux ripple!
Water photography or splash photography is as mesmerizing as it sounds. You can only know when you try. Do let us know some of your favorite splash photography tips and tricks. Until then, click away my friend!