You will need
- - a camera with very short shutter speeds ranging from 1/2000 and smaller;
- lens for macro photography;
- - external flash, able to work on short exposure;
- a vessel with water;
- - swipe;
- the straw;
- - white background.
Put a bowl of water on the skin surface. To do large drops conveniently with the help of straws. You can lightly dip it in water, then close the finger hole, remove the straws from the water and then open the hole. From its end will fall big beautiful drop. You can automate the process, hung over a vessel's something where the drops will fall. Use an inverted bottle with a slightly unscrewed, a mug, or you can take a plastic bag with a very small hole.
Fix the source of dripping over the bowl so that the water falling always in the same place. This is important because you can focus more and not worry about it. To focus useful straw. Place it in the place where the drops fell and move the sharpness.
For a more accurate determination of field use one trick. Take a piece of clay or chewing gum and put it on the bottom, under the area of the surface where drip drop. It will set a pin or stud below his butt sticking out of the water. So you can accurately focus. Do not use auto focus, the most accurate result for manual configuration.
With the vessel set a white background. Lighting can be done in two ways: to direct the flash in a container of water or place a light source behind the backdrop, sending it towards the camera, so you get backlighting. For best results, try different options. If the plate with the water glass, then set the light on the bottom – you will get unusual results.
Experiment with water drops. It might be interesting to spray, if you throw in water the objects. Well suitable for this purpose is the ball of foil. Due to the complex surface of a large amount of spatter.
Use of continuous shooting. Drop of water falling so fast that the human eye fails to capture some moments and to capture the right moment and the habit is quite difficult. Disable any settings that prevent the camera to shoot quickly. Usually it is noise reduction, stabilization and autofocus. With continuous shooting you will notice, in what sequence and how a drop of water falls and merges with the surface. Eventually, after some practice, you will learn how to capture moments and press the shutter button and time without continuous shooting.
Experiment. You can shoot water drops falling not in a bowl of water, and, for example, on a table or any other surface. Try to photograph water, and something else. Butter or milk have a different texture and light properties, so that interesting effects are provided.