There are few shots as vibrant as a perfectly ripe red strawberry splashing into a glass of water, with a zingy blue background to set it all off. This shot can be a little tricky to achieve, but as long as you follow the steps below and have patience, it’s just a matter of perfecting your timing. It won’t be long before you bag a winning image!
Flash is essential for this technique, as we’re relying on the burst of light to freeze the motion of the strawberry so that it comes out pin-sharp; a softbox helps make the flash less harsh and cuts down on reflections in the glass. We used a tall glass storage jar to hold the water, which was ideal, although you could get even better results with a small fish tank. We also propped up a blue background behind to add extra colour – and as it’s a vinyl backdrop it was easy to clean up any water splashes.
MAKE A SPLASH WHY PATIENCE IS KEY
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