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Next Club Evening
Date:         24 July 2017
Time:         18:45          

Set Subject: Liquid Drops Reflection = (Manipulation = NO)

Dear NPC Member

We have already announced the club's change to full HD club entries.

This mail serves as a reminder and/or notification to all members that all Photovault entries from this month (November) will be in 1920 x 1080 pixel format. The following implications are relevant: 

  • Max file size is now 2MB  (not 500kB as previously)
  • When the old format files are submitted, they will be  projected much smaller on the screen and judges will possibly penalize you
  • The current 1024x768 format photos can not readily be up-sized to 1920x1080... you will be 'stretching' pixels and loose quality 
  • You will need to resize your photos from the original jpg or RAW file to 1920x1080 pixel size.



Liquid drops reflection photography is a fun challenge. It is something you can do at home in a controlled environment. You do not necessarily need expensive gear, but you do need at least something as a backdrop or background, stands to hold your backdrop and your subject. You can use a drip kit of some sorts or just a dripper form the pharmacy. You will need a light source or you can use natural light through a window or outside. Play with lightning from the sides and behind to add interest. If you need to have the drop hanging from something to catch a reflection you will surely have to use Glycerin in your water to make the water drop stick. Food coloring is handy to color the water. It is recommended to put your camera on a tripod and use a cable release or remote release. You will find many articles written on the subject on the web. And then the only limitation will be your own creativity. No manipulation is allowed.






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