Oil & Water Abstract Photography

April 1, 2020

Photography for Stay-at-home Heroes


Another fun thing to do at home with your camera (and extension tubes) as we go through the 3rd week of the quarantine.






Setup Time: 3 minutes




1. Iphone flashlight

2. Flashlight

3. Colorful backgrounds (e.g. Postcards)

4. Oil + water in glass container

5. Spoon



The Setup:



Camera Settings:


1. Use Macro Lens or a regular lens with an extension tube

2. ISO 1600

3. F5.6

4. Shutter Speed 1/200s




Extension tubes allow you to shoot macro photography by getting extremely close to your subjects. They are good replacements for macro lenses. 


Good extension tubes range from just $40-$100. The brands that I love are Kenko (~$100), Meike (~$50) and Fotodiox (~$40).


Macro photography is super fun because it makes mundane objects look great! It is also a mind-comforting photography exercise to do at home during the quarantine (which has been extended).


Common subjects for macro photography include fruits, vegetables, flowers, bugs and water droplets.

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