Welcome to this month’s Backstage Pass.
This month, Michelle Peterson made some amazing water droplet pics in…her kitchen of all places…and pressed record for us!
Not only that, she went all out and taught herself a little crash course screen casting in order to let us peek into her Lightroom edits! WOW!
Thanks a million for being such a great sport Michelle! You did awesome! You get not 100 points, but 200 points! 🙂
- Lighting. Michelle used a $150(ish) Yongnuo Flash as well as the Yongnuo flash trigger.
- Reflector. Using the reflector to effectively backlight the water droplets is a big key! The same is true if you’re trying to capture rain or your kiddo running through a sprinkler: backlighting the water drops will really light them up!
- Color Shifts. White will reflect whatever color the light is (in the case of the gels Michelle refers to), but I also love the “white balance color hack” of setting the camera’s WB to tungsten. This gave the blue look in camera!
- Practical? Absolutely. We had a quick team discussion as to whether this was a good Backstage Pass topic due to the fact that some might not have a flash, etc. But my take is that these backstage passes are the perfect!!! opportunities to show ya’ll a glimpse behind the scenes into the reality of how images are created, even if you don’t have that particular equipment. You’ll learn a ton and have your eyes completely opened to the world beyond point and shoot.Plus, before you know it, you’ll own a few more toys and be creating images you never thought possible! 🙂 I remember watching hundreds of videos about off camera flash before I actually bought a flash. But when I finally bought into some of that equipment, I hit that pavement running!
Okay, without further chatter, here’s the video:
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