Motion photography is the art of capturing movement. As a result, the pictures become less static and more unpredictable as a result of the storytelling element. Another reason that movement sticks out is that it creates a mood.

coca cola
Coca Cola : The splash of water is intended to wake you up

But that’s just one possibility. Almost any liquid can be used with the same setup. Adding a few drops of food coloring to the water have a significant impact on the images and give some variety to the work.

Oreo : Milky splash

Any competent camera will suffice, though for optimal results, a DSLR or mirrorless camera with a good lens is recommended. (I used a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens at 200mm and shot from a distance.) Use a tripod whenever possible; it will make focusing and framing ten times easier.

Splatter : Every splash creates ripples soon water calms

The image sensor is exposed to light for a shorter period of time when the shutter speed is faster; the image sensor is exposed to light for a longer period of time when the shutter speed is slower. If you’re capturing a moving subject, different shutter speeds will produce varied results.

Spalsh : Dive in make a splash


All the photos and text in this post are copyright of Renjith S Pillai from Kollam, Kerala, Creative Hut Institute of Photography. Their reproduction, full or part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.

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