Basic Set-Up for Water Drops
This is my basic set up for water drop collisions. I use three Speedlite flashes behind frosted glass. I use either plastic colored gels over the flashes or I have a colored overhead transparency attached to the glass for a softer feel. Heights of the drip reservoir vary. I never stick to one method. It is always changing. The Time Machine and drip kit control box are at the front of the desk. The water tray has to be elevated so that I don't get the reflection of the wood block holding my acid etched glass. Materials I use are on shelves to the right of the desk. Positions of the two flash guns remain constant, but the small one on the blue tripod gets moved around for different lighting effects.