I set up using water and then switched to Acrylic Ink. The most dramatic pictures are when the 'first drop' causes a splash upwards and hits the next drop coming down. With the 100 or so photos I took this only happened a couple of times. Still I got some nice abstract images of moving water. Further research has found quite a bit on this subject on the web and to get the collision photos I was after not easy. There are kit on sale that allow a stream of drops to be dispensed from a solenoid valve and a given speed and duration between drips.
The SetUp. MKi
Canon 5d mkiii with 100mm Macro Lens for most of the photos. Yongnuo Flash and Transmitter. Camera Tethered to the Laptop.
|Pipette in the guide|
|Bend Paper Clip at the point of drop to aid focusing|
|Remote Flash Gun on Manual|
The Set Up Mk2:
I gave Ann her furniture back and then had an idea to use my retort stand and a wooden insert. So I tried again. With this setup I used the Olympus OMD EM1 mki with 60mm macro lens (120mm full frame equivalent). Nissan flat triggered by the small on camera flash which in turn triggered a second Yongnuo flash.