Live Workshop – Liquid Art and Motion

Freezing motion, especially liquids, can be a tricky and time consuming process. In this Liquid Art and Motion photography workshop Karl shows you how, with careful planning and the right techniques, you can improve your chances of getting a great shot.

He discusses and explains important concepts such as flash duration, sync speed and mirror lock-up and how each of these are important to getting the final shot.

Working with two Siros lights, Karl explains his lighting setup and offers solutions for those wanting to recreate the setup with speedlites. He also shows you how and why it’s better to time your shots manually, rather than use sound or motion trigger devices.

This live show is as informative as it is entertaining and a must-watch for any photographer wanting to learn how to freeze movement and create artistic imagery.

In this live photography workshop we cover the following:

  • Liquid photography: How to photograph splash shots
  • Fast flash duration and why it’s important
  • Using mirror lock-up mode for motion photography
  • Camera settings for splash photography
  • Creative liquid photography techniques and ideas

If you have any questions about this show, please use the comment section below ?

Comments

  1. Thanks for the great videos and instruction.
    I’m about to upgrade my studio flash (not Broncolor unfortunately, a little out of budget for now), but what would be good minimum flash duration to capture liquid in motion.

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Dave, everything depends on the scale, magnification etc and how far the object is moving relative to the size of the scene. For example if you have a splash of liquid close up then it’s apparent movement will look more. Different types of splashes, crashes etc and the speed they are thrown all have a bearing on the amount of movement created. Generally speaking though I’d expect t0.1 1/3000th to be a base starting point.

  2. This was unbelievable. Getting some frosted acrylic tomorrow. lol. Thanks. This is my fav place to be. I was such a happy wedding photographer, until I started watching this channel. Now I want to change to products.

  3. how far distance is the liquid throwing by ashley from the baground, so get the great gradient in the water.

  4. I love liquid photography. Just finished watching this tutorial – thanks very much for a great 1.5 hrs of pure pleasure.
    As usual, thanks for sharing Karl 🙂

  5. I have some great result with using Translum by Savage Universal.
    It’s perhaps a bit cheaper than the frosted acrylic and a bit more versatile (you can make some small panels with it as well. They even have three different thicknesses. I haven’t found any competitors yet, let me know if you know one that’s better or cheaper.

    These I mean (just trying to help, I don’t work for them):
    https://savageuniversal.com/products/specialty-backdrops/translum-backdrop/

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