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Water Droplets

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4. Water Droplets

Lesson Info

Water Droplets

everyone. Welcome to creative lives. Created photography Challenge. My name is Justin and today's challenge Water droplets. If you haven't had a chance to play with it, water doesn't pretty cool things. Once you're able to capture with really fast shutter speeds and we get very prescriptive about where you're focusing for this challenge, you're gonna need a couple things. A camera with a fast shutter speed. It lends with the mid to long folk. Arrange a tripod, a water container, some bright sunlight, an eyedropper and, of course, water. For this one, you don't want to set your tripod up so that your camera is relatively close to your source of water and that it's on a about a 45 degree plane of you to the water surface. Don't want to be too directly down on top of it. Otherwise you really captured effect. Another good thing to note is that ideally, if you're doing this outside, it wouldn't be too windy. It's a little windy today, but it's okay. We're gonna work with what we got. Okay, ...

Now we're gonna talk about how you're going to set up the shot itself. It's a little tricky because you're going to try and use manual focus to focus in on a spot above the water. Now, it's not really gonna work for auto focus. So this is where a friend can come in handy in terms of camera settings. I think it's really key for this particular challenge to prioritize shutter speed over everything else. You want to have a high, really fast shutter speed in order to capture that water as it's moving through the air. Therefore, my shutter speed is that one to thousands of a second my apertures at 5.6. In order to accommodate that, my I s O is about 2000. It's also critical that you have you shoot on continuous high. So you're getting the most frames per second as possible in order to maximize your chance of capturing that water in that exact moment you're looking for All right, we're looking to have it land right there. You got it? Okay. Can you lift it up a little bit more? I see the shadow. All right. Ready? All that one sick. Oh, my God. Ok, nice. We got it. Take you a minute in post to really sort through all these, But I promise you, when you get the one that just really nails it, it's worth it. We're excited to see what you come up with, so please submit your photos by tagging them on Instagram Creative Photo Challenge will display some of our favorites every week. You haven't done so already. Sign up now a creative live dot com slash CPC to get weekly creative challenges delivered to your inbox.

Class Description

Lacking ideas on what to shoot? Feeling uninspired behind the lens? Not sure what to do to flip the switch on your internal lightbulb? 

What if you had new, weekly creative photography ideas sent to you directly one a week?  "Assignments" that took you out of your daily grind, got you outside, and helped you break through your creative blocks? 

Join CreativeLive for a series of free photography challenges designed to bust you out of your comfort zone. You'll try new techniques, pick up new skills, and expand your photographic creativity. 

What is the Creative Photography Challenge?

As fellow photographers, we know exactly how you feel. We've all felt drained of ideas of what to shoot next. This is why our team got together and designed the Creative Photography Challenge: a series of short, snackable videos that will help you discover and harness new photography techniques.  You'll be inspired by our community of fellow photographers that are participating in this challenge right along with you. 

The challenges are simple; Each video is under five minutes long, so they won't take forever to watch, and you can complete each challenge in just a few minutes or take an entire day to really hone in on your new skills. 

Here are the episodes:

How it works

All you have to do to get started is click the free "Sign Up" button.

Once you take your photo, tag it on Instagram using the hashtag #creativephotochallenge.

Also, you can join the Creative Photography Challenge Facebook group to ask questions, and share your experiences with your fellow photographers. 

Start improving as a photographer today! 

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Tanya Lillie

I love the format of this class. Each challenge is presented in a quick, yet thorough manner. It is a great way to try new techniques. The best way for me to learn is by doing and the format of this class gives me the perfect opportunity to do so.

Aoife Lynch

Really love this idea and excited to take this challenge. Loved the live Facebook chat with Chase last night. Feeling inspired :D


I am more than happy to agree with other people here... this is a great idea and is really enjoyable. Thanks guys :)