Macro milk splash.

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Originally from Manchester, UK, now living in Warsaw, Poland and Tarifa, Spain, but also travelling frequently.

I currently use a Nikon D300 with Sigma lenses (18-250, 150-500, 105) and, for travel, a Sony NEX-7 with Sony (18-55, 55-210) and Tamron (18-200) lenses.

Enough of the boring stuff… on with the show.

aka AJM Photography

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  • Paul Davis
    Paul Davisalmost 6 years ago

    More amazing work… well done!!!

  • Many thanks, Paul.

    – AJM Photography

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 6 years ago

    Wow!! awesome…congrats on the feature too!

  • Thanks Wendi!

    – AJM Photography

  • mklue
    mkluealmost 6 years ago

    Really well done – I’m jealous! Care to share any of the details??

  • Thanks. This is drips of milk with a little food colouring added, dropping onto glass. I’ll be happy to tell you more if you have specific questions…

    – AJM Photography

  • Sarah Davies
    Sarah Daviesalmost 6 years ago

    I have tried this a few times and no luck – Hats off to you, I truly know how difficult this type of shot is…Well done I love the colour.

  • Many thanks. The funny thing is that once you get a good setup, you can achieve a pretty good rate of success, without any fancy electronics that a lot of such shots use…

    – AJM Photography

  • mklue
    mkluealmost 6 years ago

    Thanks for the info (above). Since you offered, I’d LOVE to know the lighting details!

  • Nothing particularly special regarding the lighting: I used a cheapo flash unit (a sort of SB800 clone) connected to the camera hot-shoe with a cable, mounted on a separate tripod at about 45 degrees to the camera. But in the past I’ve got perfectly good shots using on-board flash. (There’s a pic of the setup on another site, but is it politic to put a link to another site from RB?)

    – AJM Photography

  • mklue
    mkluealmost 6 years ago

    OK, I was guessing 45 degrees (to the left). Now for the rest of the set-up – clear glass with black fabric/posterboard underneath? Sorry to keep bothering you with questions, but I’m really fascinated by this kind of shot.

  • Hey, you are welcome to ask questions! Generally I’ve not been providing much info on RB cos I do that elsewhere, but I’m happy to tell you whatever you want to know…

    Yes, flash to the left. Clear glass beneath. Something black beneath the glass and behind the shot – I used black art paper and black bin-liners here. I did bounce the light back a bit as well, by placing a reflector directly opposite the flash (you really wanna know? A piece of silver card from a pack of my partner’s stockings…)

    – AJM Photography

  • mklue
    mkluealmost 6 years ago

    Aha – I thought I detected a little bit of bounce in that flash. Thanks for taking the time to fill me in on the details!!

  • mklue
    mkluealmost 6 years ago

    oh yeah, and I love the part about the reflector – you can’t imagine the things I’ve used !

  • Van Coleman
    Van Colemanalmost 6 years ago


  • Noeleen Vivian
    Noeleen Vivianalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome shot! Love to take one like this someday

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