On days 26-31 I spent time in my “studio”, also called a garage, doing some abstract photos using oil and water. This is a fun yet relatively easy thing to do. There’s not much equipment needed, you only need a camera and a tripod. A macro lens will help but not required. For the subject you will need is some oil, water and something to put them in. Most cooking oil will works well, Sunflower, vegetable, olive etc. Grab some from the kitchen, you don’t need much. A tablespoon or so is a good starting point for how much oil to add to your water. Remember that you can always add more, but once it’s in you can’t take it out again!
The other item you will need from the kitchen is some glassware. We are going to be shooting down through our oil and water, onto something colourful. You therefore need a transparent container to hold your solution off the ground. Glass baking trays work well as they tend to have a flat, clear base to see though unobstructed.
For vibrant and colorful oil and water photography and videography, we need space under the oil for some light and color. Setting your glass tray up on some books with a space underneath is a great option.
In the space underneath goes your color. Colorful wrapping paper, dish towels, book covers just about anything can be a source of color. The color will shine through and highlight the bubbles! It’s a lot of fun and you can end up with countless creations. Here are some of mine.
Bill, You’re so creative! I don’t know how you come up with your ideas. How can something so simple come out to look so cool? Love it!
Thank you Kathy!
Bill, I love it! Especially the second shot. Reminds me of a “many worlds” drawing from a science fiction novel.
Thanks, Jim! Fun to do and easy setup.