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

 

Props: 

 

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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