Greetings Photoion students and photography fans. Today we are exploring the art of water drop photography with our guest author Joao Carmo, year 12 student, who’s done 2 week work experience with us. He chose water drop photography as his project during the placement and created some stunning imagery with the guidance of our tutor Ion Paciu. Below he is sharing the results and findings on water drop photography.

Water drop photography is the art of freezing the beautiful architecture of a droplet in time.

For starters, in water drop photography, specific equipment is required. However, there are more expensive and professional ways which will help you achieve better results more easily. But before you go out there and spend lots of money on equipment make sure you have some experience on the DIY (less expensive) methods such as the ones we will refer to on the rest of the article.

To achieve the best results possible, you will need to be aware of the following: containers (which retain the liquid), the actual liquids that you will use, how the lighting affects the scene, the colours, the timing, the focus, and the shape of the droplet (the best way to understand the above is to go experiment yourself after you read this article).