Water Photography: Trapping Bubbles

Water Photography: Trapping Bubbles

February 17, 2017

After many attempts, the settings were finally calibrated to capture the shot I am looking for.

Focus and shutter speed are the two key components to photographing the air bubbles as they rise.  

  • Focus: held half or partway into the container
  • Shutter speed: no less than 1/800
  • A low ISO is easily determined with a back-lit subject
 rising bubbles in a shot glass photography by Austin Smith

rising bubbles in a shot glass
photography by Austin Smith

The Bubbles

To introduce air bubbles simply use a food syringe filled with plain water or water with food coloring.

  • Hold filled syringe above frame
  • Set timed multiple photo capture
  • Push syringe plunger with force when camera starts photographing
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