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  • Writer's pictureKerry Järveläinen

New 'V' Old

Updated: Sep 1, 2022

Challenge: Choose a photo from the past and re-create it.

This was my first real attempt at 'water splash' photography back in 2014.

Being on my own I had to figure out the best way of throwing the orange whilst taking the picture. First like a fool I tried throwing from behind the camera, then quickly upgraded to using a trigger.

The Canon 650D has a self timer continuous mode, which enables you to take up to 10 photo burst. This i found extremely helpful back then. The lens I was using for this was the Canon Macro 60mm and one K-180A stand light. ISO 400 | F/5.6 | 1/400

So my 2020 attempt looks like this.

The process was a little different, this time using a Canon 7D MKII (there is no self timer continuous mode) and also a wide angle lens.

This allowed me to have the camera close enough to be able to drop the nectarine and press the shutter button at the same time.

ISO 1000 | F/2.8 | 1/2000

Things i did differently

  • Using two pieces of laminate floor raised up on boxes, gave me a better base than just having a bowl on the floor.

  • Allowing more light into my camera.

  • Used the High Continuous Speed Mode

Of course having slightly better camera and lens helps to.

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