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Project 365 – Day 15: It Ain’t As Easy As I Thought

I saw a fellow Flickr photog, who posted several pics of this variety and figured I would take him on. While I feel this pic is decent, I realized that creating this shot isn’t as easy as I thought. So my hat’s off to him. He does a great job.


3 responses

  1. Great shot! And splash shots are not easy. LOL!!!

    January 16, 2010 at 11:03 PM

  2. Love the shot! The colors you picked and the perfect lighting make this my favorite shot in your project365 collection so far. I would love to know how you setup this shot as I’m sure it was messy and probably required more than one take.

    January 25, 2010 at 5:10 AM

    • Michael LaCombe

      Thanks Tafari!

      @Digital Red Eye, You just so happen to be in luck. I have a shot of my setup that I took on my iPhone. Here it is:

      Obviously it’s not the most advanced setup. lol But you can see where everything was positioned. The camera isn’t on the tripod anymore, but that’s where it was. I stood in between the camera and flash, and dropped the fruit into the milk – hitting the shutter on the camera right as the fruit hit the milk. I don’t remember what settings I had the flash at, but you can see what settings I had the camera at if you look at the exif data on my Flickr page.


      It took several tries to get a shot I liked. Then I cropped it down to the pic you see, and darkened the blacks in Lightroom. I rigged up those black t-shirts because I knew the milk would be messy and I didn’t want to stain anything important. They were old shirts though, so they weren’t COMPLETELY black. So that’s why I did that in Lightroom. Then I did a little sharpening in Photoshop, and that was it. Oh, and I also probably upped the saturation a big in Lightroom as well.

      January 25, 2010 at 5:45 AM

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