We live in the Midwest, so no gorgeous oceanside photos here! But, one of my favorite things to do with my kids that also involves water is BATH TIME!
My kids both LOVE the bath, and now that Kenley is big enough, Brayden really likes to play with her in the bath tub. I think it’s SO stinking cute! But capturing water is no easy task- so today I will be sharing with you how to capture water in your photos- and how to make something so mundane as bath time into something memorable.
While I was filling up the bath tub, I changed the shutter speed on my camera to 1/200s, which is one two hundredth of a second. Shutter speed means the amount of time that the shutter is open while capturing the photo. The larger number in the denominator (hello 4th grade math!) the faster the shutter speed.
On my Canon, I set my camera to manual mode (M on the dial) and then my shutter speed is highlighted on my camera.
(This will vary from camera to camera; your best bet is to google it for your particular camera.)
Once you have your camera set, you can start practicing capturing water- or in this case- bubbles! I slowed down the shutter speed just slightly in these pictures because I wanted to get a little more movement out of the water and not just a freeze frame.
One of the best ways to practice these kinds of shots is while your kids are in the tub, pool, or by simply turning on your kitchen faucet and placing a glass upside down for the water to hit off of. It takes some practice, but it’s fun when you get it!
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