Bubbles of Love: Tutorial

March 3, 2010 · 2 comments

in Inspiration,Macro,Products,Tutorials

Photographing bubbles can be tricky, but here are a few pointers to help you get it right first time:

1. Use a macro lens, otherwise your bubbles will be teeny tiny

2. Set up your camera on a tripod – trying to focus on moving bubbles does not bring joy especially when using a macro lens!

3. Use a fast shutter speed to freeze any moving bubbles, and shallow depth of field to blur out the background

4. Use carbonated liquid as your bubble making machine

5. Use a dirty glass for the liquid – the microscopic dust particles help make the bubbles stick to the sides of the glass

6. Experiment with different coloured liquids, dyes and background colours

7. Afterward drink a glass of champagne to celebrate your bubble success!

Bubbles Layout

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Anne-Lise March 4, 2010 at 4:32 pm

I think I shall drink a glass of champagne after work to celebrate the successful impact of your bubble tutorial on my senses ;-)


rikki hibbert March 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I have a bottle of bubbly with your name on it, let me know when you’re next in the neighbourhood! xx

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