Man… that was hard!!! Ian from Coco Bean and me had been shooting some strawberries for his picture tuesday with one of them splashing into milk. I thought that was really cool and actually something that was on my list of things to try out, but… that was really difficult to achieve the desired result! (which I didn’t get by the way)
I started of with splashing the strawberry in a glass of milk, but because the milk is too deep the strawberry disappears into the white before you have the chance to shoot it properly and as you can guess from this image; you have milk all over the place. So I changed the bowl to a slightly wider bowl and started taking the shot a little bit more from above. That worked better, but I didn’t like the bowl, so I changed it to another one which I also didn’t like.
By that time half of the milk was gone already as it really does splash everywhere, so if you want to try something like this make sure you have enough milk..:) I ended up using a deep plate which worked the best for the effect I had in mind. However; the most difficult part was still to come and that was to make sure the strawberry got dropped into the right spot, hit the shutter at the right time and trying to get the strawberry into the correct focus plane. Not an easy task!!
I ran out of time as I had an appointment but I will definitely be trying this out again soon, but I need to think about how to do this the proper way. I also tried the same thing with bubbly water, but that didn’t look right. You know those images where you see a perfect fruit of some kind getting dropped in water and it just looks perfect? Well, not sure how they do that but it is not so easy. I actually think they might be using a trick to do that. I remember hearing that once from a product photographer, where I followed a workshop, so… hmm, can’t remember what he did, but maybe I still have the notes of the workshop. There must be a better way of doing this..!