Liquid Drop Photography

My family is just riddled with talented ladies. You may recall my post a while back about my Aunt Sandy and her amazing beautiful house, and don’t even get me started on her videography, that’s a whole other post entirely.

Her sister, my Aunt, Corrie White, is in a class all her own and world-famous for her photography. She is a great mentor to me creatively. I just love how she seriously started getting into photography mid-life without any training and has become extremely skilled, and didn’t I mention world-famous? She credits online tutorials and the flickr community for providing inspiration, useful advice and information on how to learn the basics and more.

Corrie tells me that she was interested in photography when she was a teenager, but the outrageous costs of film photography back then was enough to hold her back. I wonder how much it costs to set up a darkroom? Hmmm. Then the hectic lifestyle of starting a family didn’t leave her enough time to think about f-stops and shutter speeds. More recently, the advances made in digital photography and its accessibility to the average joe made it easier for her to get back into it. Corrie is now far from average.

Her specialty is liquid drop photography, but she also does nature-themed macros and other general stuff. Don’t ask me how the heck she gets these things to look so great. Perhaps her website would explain it better than I could.

Pop !! Down the Water Spout

Her liquid set-up went from being an old overturned chair frame in her basement placed over a tub of water to this uber-pro set-up.

Behind the scenes

The great thing is she’s totally unpretentious about it and will always answer any questions and provide feedback about anything in the realm of digital photography.

Feast your eyes on these lovely shots – they are some of my favourites – then head over to flickr to view her entire collection.

Seed Pod Fuzzies

Autumn Berries

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain

A Room With a View

Raindrop Bokeh

Dainty Danglers

Truffula Pod

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7 Comments on “Liquid Drop Photography”

  1. November 21, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    As far as I know she uses flashes with colour filters, interesting backgrounds to get certain effects, as well as many different liquid mediums to change the clarity or viscosity (milk, soap, food colouring, etc.). I’m not sure about whether she edits and enhances in PS. The images were certainly not created in PS. Her flickr photostream contains a lot of information about how she obtains the various effects, so you might want to check it out.

    • November 21, 2010 at 11:36 am #

      Great blog post! Corrie is indeed the queen of water drop photography. She is truly amazing and has been a great inspiration to me and others worldwide. I know hands on these are not Photoshoped.

  2. marilyn
    November 21, 2010 at 2:26 am #

    I thought the liquid drop photos were so neat I shared them with a friend. She has a friend who figures they were photo shopped. Were they?

  3. Anonymous
    November 21, 2010 at 2:25 am #

    Was any photoshop involved in the liqud drop?

  4. November 19, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    Those liquid drops are beyond amazing! I love the delicateness that’s captured in the truffula pod(?). Beautifully written post and beautiful photography 🙂

  5. November 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    Thanks, Sophie. Very nicely written.

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