Week 3 - Water Drops - Photography Challenge

Week #3 – Water Drops – Photography Challenge

In Photography by Jerad HillLeave a Comment

Week 3 is here with a new challenge. We are in the technical category this week and will be photographing water drops. Water Drop Photography can be quite the challenge because they are often small and refract light in different ways. There are a lot of different methods for capturing water, but for this challenge we want to focus on the water drop. We may look at water splash photography another time.

With water drop photography you can approach it from many different perspectives. You can look at standing water that has fallen naturally, you can create your own drops of water on a subject of your own, or you can try to capture them in motion. Each method is a challenge of it’s own. Feel free to get creative and try different things.

Upload your Week #3 challenge photos to the new Album in the Ditch Auto Group: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1406602299363634&type=1

Focus on the gear you own and use it to it’s max. If you have ever considered adding a macro lens to your gear bag, check out what Amazon has to offer: http://amzn.to/2izhrF0

Here are a few water drop photography Youtube videos to help you with some ideas:

First Man Photographer Water Drop Tutorial: https://youtu.be/_nBZyHOT9rk
DigitalRev Water Drop Tutorial: https://youtu.be/9VKXPQ3bbc8

Here are a few water drop photos I captured while preparing to talk about the Water Drops Photography Challenge for Week 3.

Water Drop Photography - Jerad Hill Photographer

Sony a7rII + FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro – 1/200th, f/4.5, ISO 100

Water Drop Photography - Jerad Hill Photographer

Sony a7rII + FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro – 1/200th, f/13, ISO 640

Please challenge yourself to take new photos this week. I am sure you have some fantastic photos that fit the challenge but the goal of this challenge is to get out and take new photos.

Feel free to take all week to work on this challenge. There is no hurry. The reason I am launching new challenges on Monday is so that you have all week to think about the challenge and how you want to execute it in the form of a photo.

If you have not already, please watch the Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge kick-off video and the rules video to better understand what this challenge is about. See those videos here: https://ditchauto.com/announcing-ditch-auto-weekly-photo-challenge/

When you have created the image you want to submit for the challenge, return to the Facebook group and upload it as a comment under the post for this challenge. This challenge will be pinned to the group all week, so it should be the top most post in the group.

If you post your photo or other photos from the challenge to your social media profiles such as Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #DitchAutoChallenge in your post.

Good luck! If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below this post or on Facebook in the group under the post for this week’s challenge. I am super excited to see what you all come up with. I will be out doing this challenge with all of you this week. See you in the Facebook Group.

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