“Color Rain” – France – Francois Dorothe – Featured Photographer
Charlie’s Super Fantastic Photo Tip of the Day: If your subject moves/changes at all, then you should almost always shoot in continuous burst mode with your camera. Card space is cheap and you can always delete.
Francois has a way with color. Almost his entire portfolio is based around the rainbow. Whether it is in Europe, Africa, or in his studio, color is the common denominator. This spectacular image is no exception. Please read his story below then check out his incredible portfolios.
Contrary to appearances, this image was quite simple to take. You just need a camera, preferably with a macro lens, a color pencil box, a perspex plate, and a mist sprayer. Oh, and one or two flashguns as well.
I simply put the opened pencil box approx. 40cm under the plexiglass plate, sprayed water on the plate, placed the camera vertically above the plexiglass, and focused on the tiny droplets.
The pencil box was lit by 2 off camera flashguns placed either side of the box. The flash guns were triggered with a Camera Axe device because that was all I had at the time, but you can simply trigger them with classic radio triggers like Gadget Infinity Cactus or Pocket Wizards, or even via a canon OC3 cord.
I set the aperture to f/9 in order to have enough depth of field on the droplets, and set the sensitivity to ISO 100 to have the best image quality without noise.
This picture will give you a more precise idea of the setup: CLICK HERE
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