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Droplets

New camera, new photos :D


Blue-dropletYesterday I got the Nikon D3200. This is my big step into photography with dslr cameras as before i was using the Fujifilm Finepix S4300 which I cant lie is a brilliant bridge camera. But that just wasn’t enough, for me anyway…

This shot was taken with the Sigma 70 – 300m DG lens which is a great telephoto /macro lens except the fact it struggles to focus in low light. This can be solved by just using manual focus which in droplet photography is used anyway. If you would like a guide to start droplet photography head here to Bopbie’s tutorial: http://bopbiephotos.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/shooting-macro-droplet-photography/ and also checkout his droplet work, they’re incredible!

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Reflection


reflection (signed)

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I’ve never thought of taking droplet shots outside in the sun (its rarely sunny in the UK) but today it was so i tried with great success although, I still need to get a better setup for my droplet shots as the background in my shots always look dull and need touching up in Photoshop. If you have any tips that would help me to gain better shots please comment below 😀 I’m always open to advice. I know Bopbie has some amazing photos which have inspired me to start trying droplet photography, without his wonderful blog these shots wouldn’t have come about so thanks a ton! Checkout his inspiring photos here: http://bopbiephotos.wordpress.com/

 


Retouch!


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Copyright © 2012 – 2013 Salim Willshire Photography all rights reserved

First person to spot 4 differences between this picture and the same picture (its on this page a few posts down) will gain a follower! 😀


Blue crown *update*


blue crown updated

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The power of Adobe Photoshop is incredible! well, when you have the time 😀  look at how amazing this looks compared to the one below :O just an hours editing can make a big difference. Oh and also you can now purchase my photos from the commissions page on this site. Thanks!


Blue crown


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Copyright © 2012 – 2013 Salim Willshire Photography all rights reserved

Settings: 1/200 f/4.5 ISO 64 11mm

I can never quite capture the droplet in mid-air like Bopbie does…

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First droplet shot


Droplet

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Settings: 1/100 f/5.2 ISO 64 19mm (On camera flash fired)

This is my first droplet shot! i know it’s not the best but i’ll keep trying to improve, it doesn’t help having to use auto focus all the while. I was inspired to take droplet shots by Bopie, who has some excellent droplet shots. check out his blog to see his amazing work: http://bopbiephotos.wordpress.com/