Don't worry if your camera doesn't have any of these settings - position your camera, turn off the light in the room, turn on your torch (pointed towards the camera) and press the shutter button. The camera should try to compensate for the lack of light by taking the longest exposure it can.It may take a few attempts to position the light fully in the frame of the picture but it's not essential - having light lines entering and leaving the frame at different points can be just as pleasing to the eye! It might help to start moving the torch before you start to take the picture - try using a 2/5/10 second timer delay to give you a few seconds to get in position and start moving.Happy Snapping!
Wait until the water has frozen, then place the container on either a white or evenly coloured surface so it shows through the container. If you use a drinking glass instead of a food container, you could put a piece of white paper
To achieve the best results, light the container from underneath (or from behind the background if you use a glass), so it acts like a light box. If that is not possible, try lighting from the side - the idea is to allow the light to shine through the ice and interesting things.
You can also try gently pouring some hot water onto the ice and capture how the ice melts and cracks - experimenting with different depths of water might show quite different results, you can always pour the excess water off as it melts.
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Notice how different backgrounds affect the colours of the droplets - a white sky, cloudy background creates white droplets with a thin black outline whereas a background with multiple colours (e.g. a garden or even a solitary
tree) will influence the colours quite differently (you might even observe the water droplets acting like tiny magnifying lenses).
Experiment with different backgrounds if you can, move the camera around.
If it doesn't rain you could always use a water skoosher (technical term) or just flick some water with your fingers.
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Remember you can send your favourite/best photos to email@example.com and we'll pop them up on our Sunday Showroom.
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