I tried out photographing refractions this week for the first time. We’ve had monsoon type weather recently so rather than taking photos of raindrops on flowers I decided to finally try out some refraction photography.
- In fact it’s easier to use a macro lens.
- Use a wide aperture f/3.5 to f/5.6.
- Set your lens to manually focus.
- However if you have some extension tubes you can get even closer to the water droplet.
- Once you have found your raindrops then move around the plant to find a refraction in the drop.
- Then find that refraction in your viewfinder – adjust your settings, focus and then shoot!
- All I used was a tripod and lots of patience.
- Furthermore you can still try this out even when it hasn’t been raining. Just gently spray water unto the blooms until the water droplets are large enough to photograph.
- However just don’t knock into the plant accidentally as the droplets will fall unto the ground.
The photographs in this post were all taken with a good quality fuji point and shoot camera rather than my dslr.