This Photographer is super innovative and lets us know that through this simple yet clever way of shooting still life objects with a spur of wonderful creativity. You can try this at home, its as simple as that, giving way for your compositions and thoughts beyond imaginations. In this tutorial here, Dina Belenko explains step by step about how to shoot such twisted splashes of drinks. Take a look and try it for yourself.
1. What I used:
The most important thing was a solid background, I used a sheet of painted plywood. Also I needed a large syringe without needle, glue gun, reliable double sided tape and all components of my still life. Besides that, as for any splash shooting, I used a tripod and an external flash.
2. Set up:
I arranged a still life composition, keeping in mind that it will be turned upside down. I knew that later there won’t be a chance to modify it, so I made sure that it was a composition I like. After that I glued everything steady to the background with a glue gun (for light objects I used the double sided tape).
I checked whether everything is held down firmly, and then turned the background upside down.
3. Have fun!
For lighting, I used a typical speedlight on low power (1/8 up to 1/128 of the power provides a very short pulse that will freeze the motion of liquid) and set to RPT mode, which allows it to take a few shots in a row.
So I filled the syringe with milk (and with coffee for other shots) and started spraying. I got twisted splash by making circular motions the entire time. This was my favoutite part!
After shooting I chose the most beautiful splashes and combines them in Photoshop into one picture.
Than I gave the image a little polish (adjusted the tone and contrast) and voila!
I’m a coffeebender!