Rain on car’s sunroof making abstract patterns in the drops
It’s a bit more difficult to photograph the drops of rain as they are actually falling, but a fast shutter speed and a bit of light behind and the drops will pop right out.
But you don’t need to wait for the rain to fall. Go for a walk first thing in the morning and see the dew forming little droplets on leaves or railings. If you’re not an early riser, bring a spray bottle on your walk and give everything a bit of a spritz – not too much – just enough for a drop of water or two. Don’t worry – we won’t tell! Product photographers do this all the time. If you want a bit of a trick, add a little gelatin to the mix and the drops will stay intact longer.
If you’re in the mood to play a bit this week, try to capture the drops of water in a splash. You can do this in your kitchen or a studio. Make sure you have lots of light and a fast shutter speed. Pre-focus and then drop a piece of fruit, a marble – anything really – into a cup of water. I made a bit of a mess, but it was a lot of fun!
Water surrounds us, but we don’t always notice the little drops of water that go into making up the puddles, ponds, rivers, and glasses of water in our lives. This week you need travel no further than you kitchen or you can go for a rainy hike.
Into every life, a little rain must fall. Let’s try to capture just a bit of it this week.