Splash Image with Lemon Slice
This was one of our first ever splash shoots and eventually we wade a triptych of composite images from the entire shoot and printed our favorite into an 8' wide canvas at the studio.
The lighting was very simple - two Profoto side lights, and a light from underneath with a 5 gallon fish tank to drop the fruit into. We had the lights on their minimum power to make the recycle times as fast as possible and the flash duration as short as possible, and made lots of options!
Orange Sonic Slush Explosion
This is one of my favorite beverage explosion shots, in this case we used an air compressor to blast into the slushy and create splash motion. We garnished it with a cherry and an orange wedge for a little extra fun. Trina Kahl did a wonderful job of styling the original slushy before we blew it up!
Zero G - Orange Juice
This was one of the zero-g images we created for the series and we carried out the shoot as a test shoot for university class demo for UMKC. We worked with the students to make a series of splashes that we then combined in post to create the zero gravity image.
Wine Spill and Splash
This was one of a series of wine splash images we created. We made a light set-up with edge lighting for the glass and the pour and then we clamped a glass and funnel in place and played with different pours to see what could work best for a dynamic wine pour and splash shot.
Cherry Coke Explosion
Following the slushy explosion shots with Trina we then made this beautiful cherry coke explosion. Again Trina mocked up a beautiful cherry coke and we then blasted it with an air compressor to get this crazy cherry bomb effect.
Zero G - Kellogs Special K
This was our very first Zero-G image. We were commissioned to make this on a crazy short timeline as a pitch image for a Kellog's Special K concept. I loved the final result.
The commission was to create a bowl of Special K that would look like it was literally floating in zero gravity. We put together a dozen or so composite images of the Special K splashing and floating in mid-air and then worked in the spoon and bowl in post-production for the whole scene.
Zero G - Whisky
Another image from our zero-g series, this time we had a whisky on the rocks floating out of a tumbler with a stir stick. I love how we pieced these composites together with their various shadows to make the final image.
The trickiest part is to pick through all the splashes and find the ones that look like the liquid is literally in zero-G.