Drop splash - testing and learning this technique.
I really appreciate the comments!
For those who asked how to do this here are a few tips I've learned:
I started with watching Youtube tutorials on splash photography. There are many variations and some are quite simple.
External flash(preferably off camera, bounced off white wall or board through softbox), manual or aperature priority mode, F16 for larger DOF, 1/250 or less depending on flash requirement.
Set up a milk or water drip over a cookie sheet or pan. I've been using a plastic cup with small pin hole in the bottom, suspended so it drops in one particular spot. Eye dropper or IV drip may work well too. I've been adding drops of food coloring though to get some color. Once it's dripping set something in front where the drop hits and pre-focus on it then set turn to manual focus. You may need to adjust the focus item by moving it closer to catch the closest edge of the splash. Once focus is set you can remove the focus item. I have to play with the focus to get it dialed in and remember to turn to manual focus once the lens is focused.
This works at slow shutter speeds when the flash provides all the light and there is minimal ambient light. If the scene is black with out the flash a flash freezes the action because of the short duration. Lessor power is shorter duration than higher power but increases iso potentially. I'm still playing with the light angle, bouncing off white board, and soft box to get a look i like. I only have one external flash but with a better flash setup there are more options.
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