Last month I entered the Red Sea 2014 underwater photography competition. The competition was pretty tough, even in the amateurs category, and I had two school projects to finish on the same week as the competition, so as you can imagine I didn’t do pretty well in either =[ On the other hand I did get a pretty good shot that you can see here:
Here are some more pictures I took from the competition:
P.S. you can check out the winners of this year’s competition here.
Ever since I built my high speed photography trigger I’ve been putting off taking photos…until now! Julia and I had some fun experimenting with the trigger.
The setup wasn’t all too difficult but does require some planning. First I had to collect some light bulbs for smashing, buy a background and find some other interesting stuff to shoot. Next we had to setup the lighting; we found that lighting from the top and the side worked out pretty well. After that, calibrate the camera’s and we’re done! (at least with the setup
When everything was ready we started shooting =D Time to get rid of some of those burnt out, energy wasting lightbulbs!
Hey guys, for those of you that don’t know I’ve got exams coming up in the middle of exams. It’s a crazy time* and I’ve had to put off the second part of my soldering tutorial until I at least next week when I finish my heat transfer exam. I did find some time to shoot a few pictures, nothing to write home about but enough to test out my sound trigger.
*I’ve even been sent an email from the dorms office that there’s a guy running round naked in the campus, how about that?
In the beginning I didn’t know what to do with the sound trigger, except pop a few balloons to test it’s speed. After doing that I didn’t really know where I could go with it. Julia, my girlfriend, suggested that we go outside to photograph. She wanted to do regular night photography, but I knew that this was my chance to test out the sound trigger =P So with the sound trigger, a couple of cameras and strobes we went outside and went outside and got this shot.
If you’re wondering what this is, it’s a coffee cup lid with water in it upside-down. When looking for stuff to shoot Julia came across a used coffee cup. We poured water into the lid, placed it on the table and kicked it. It gives a nice effect of water flying around.
Later I want to take photos breaking something with glass, but, at least for now, glass is messy and I don’t want to keep looking for glass bottles. Next best thing? Ice! Also breaks but only leaves water behind =]
I know, kind of crappy, but hey, this was done in the middle of studying for an exam!