It's interesting. Would have been a lot better if you could have captured all the splatter to the left. Use a faster shutter speed... and try to make everything but the glass and the paint black. Use a black table cloth or something.
haha. Thanks Angel Air. You Dont use a faster shutter speed. It would be near impossible to catch this just by timing it in the dark. This photo was accomplished by using a microphone that trips a strobe light when it hears sound. A very long shutter speed in total darkness with a split second of light is how i did this photo. Poor execution isnt a factor here..
Yeah, i might reshoot it someday wiht a black backdrop and surface, i agree that would make it look better..
I would set the light for a lesser ammount of time, but I'm using a 50 dollar strobe light... I can only get so much out of it for the price. I'm using a rig i found in a magazine called MAKE. Heres a link to it if you want to check it out. http://www.makezine.com/flashkit/
I agree that focusing on the paint would make it excellent, just gotta figure that one out.. kinda tough cause the camera is close to the glass, so a few inches of paint deviation will be out of focus
like i said, lighting is difficult with cheap cheap strobe lights
I could use a diffuser, but that probably wouldnt allow enough light for the small soda bursts. I guess I could also try dodge/burn in photoshop, i think i will do that..