In this tutorial I'll show you an easy way to turn a simple bottle into
a tool for creating stunning water splashes in your pictures.
Preparing the bottle
Open your empty bottle. Clean it with water until no more soap bubbles are building.
Now fill it up with water.
Set a short exposure time to „freeze“ the water in motion.
Press on the bottle to release the water, while taking photos.
Be sure the water does not get inside your camera.
Technique #1 – Moment of Impact
Aim at your object and press as heavy on the bottle as possible.
This will create sort of a mini water explosion where it hits your target.
Technique #2 – Fine Spray
Put very few water in bottle, so that the bottom is only barely covered.
Aim at your target and press on the bottle.
The fine spray will only stay for a short time, so be sure to shoot your photo quickly.
Technique #3 – Sparkles
Go to Manual mode and set your f-number to a low value to get a blurry background.
Now use one of the techniques above and aim at a place behind your object.
Because the water drops are reflecting the light, they will look like tiny stars in your image.
I hope this helps you!
Have fun with this technique and feel free to drop me a link to your results!
P. S.: This tutorial was also published on deviantART.