Sunday, 14 August 2016

Cambridge CC "Wednesday Workshop"

Every month Cambridge CC runs a "Wednesday Workshop", each one targeted at a specific photographic technique.  The one at the end of June concentrated on tabletop photography, and several members took advantage of the meeting to hone their skills.

Ann, deeply involved in the setting up of her demonstration.

Sarah with a "you're dead if you take that photograph" look, which clearly didn't work.

Ann was in charge the fun - but rather messy - technique of dropping coloured ink into a fluid-filled tray, freezing the motion of the resulting shapes using multiple high-speed flashes.  If you look closely you will see that the apparatus is improvised from an up-turned coffee table with a piece of wood strapped to the legs using duct tape (what else?).  A hole drilled in the wood acts as an orifice through which an eye dropper can be inserted, and radio triggers are used to fire the flashes  - hopefully catching some interesting colours and shapes in the process.

These are a few of the "droplet" pictures I captured on the evening.