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Water Refractions – Let’s Play!

Refraction photography is so exciting!!

This is where you see (in focus) the background crazy sharp in water. (Tip: you can use glycerine too).

Today I want to share with you how to play with a variety of ways of photographing water refractions, so let’s get to it…

In the video below, I show you how to use glycerin to make fun refractions. The stack video I talk about is here. 🙂

Hawaiian water drops

This is stacked with several images.

Exposure Time: 0.5
F-Number: 16
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO: 800


The video below is a fun way to make waterdrops creative.

I’m sure you’ve seen beautiful drops that look like mushrooms, but you need a unique mechanism for that, so if you don’t have something like a Miops Splash water drop kit, then try this…


And for the last video, I’d like to share a behind-the-scenes of me photographing a flower refraction. You can do this outside or indoors.


purple flower refraction

I actually was surprised that I use an f3.5 on this shot.


Exposure Time: 0.3
F-Number: 3.5
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO: 400

If you have a question, feel free to ask below. I want you to have fun…not be frustrated.

Cheers to refractions!

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