After getting home from Bridgeport, Dania and her dad came over for dinner. This was good for many reasons (mainly that I wanted to see Dania while I was in town), one being that I could recruit Dania to help me out with some photos. She's the kind of person who is dedicated to figuring something out, never complaining she's tired or bored, so she's a great person to have around when you're not entirely sure what you're doing. With the help of her dad's fishing hat (it lights up, and I needed a portable light source that wasn't as beaming as a flashlight) and my mom's spray bottle, we were able to try several droplet photos around the back yard. I'll talk a bit about what I learned in between the photos.
First, though, I did take a few non-droplet photos that night, so they'll also be in this post. Bugs ahead!
Okay, thanks for looking! Going through these really made me miss the macro lens. With what I know now, I want to practice some more. Oh and I forgot to mention that it was breezy out this night, so that added one more challenging layer to the situation. I'd like to try this again when it's very still, earlier in the day, and I can move flowers around as I need. Although I think to get really great droplet reflection photos, you have to create a well-lit studio and put the camera on a tripod.
For the sake of comparison, the awesome images I've seen online look more like this and this and this. I didn't want to show you until the end, or my photos would've been extra disappointing! Oh and check this one out. I like that she explains that it's all natural--I did wonder.
Later I'll show you some bubble photos from the following day. Have a great Sunday!