It seems unconventional to use such a powerful set up on such a small subject, but that was the challenge we were looking for. For this shoot, the goal was to utilize the Move Outdoor 2 Kit for macro plant photography. While macro photos already provide a look into a tiny world, the assistance of the Move Outdoor 2 would be the tool to make it otherworldly.
Freezing water drops can be difficult, and without a fast shutter speed and perfect timing, it’s nearly impossible. The first challenge was composing the shot, then it was all about building the light around it. With the RFS 2.2c trigger, we were able to sync with a 1/8000 sec shutter speed, using one MobiLED. For the modifier, we chose the Beauty Box 65. It was the perfect size for a subject so small. To achieve a cinematic look, we found the best results were when the modifier was placed low, angled up towards the falling drop. This created a nice balance and almost felt as if it were natural light. In order to freeze the drop without pushing the ISO too high, this was the most effective way. To get it as controlled as possible, we also used a spray bottle to create the rain.