Workshop 38

Curaçao Wave

Using Trans-Lum sheeting instead of a softbox

An easy and reproducible way to capture waves

Capturing waves requires a slightly different approach than the one we used to capture splashes. The photo in this workshop gives the impression that it was captured when the liquid was poured into the glass, but it was actually the glass that was set in motion. This workshop demonstrates the simplest way to create this kind of effect and provides tips on how to set up your lights to effectively capture the movement.

The Setup

Creating a perfect wave requires some preparation, although you can find most of the bits and pieces you need at home. Once again I used two boards with a gap between them and my bathtub as a stage, ...

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