Pictured here is an example of liquid photography using food colouring. It’s something I had attempted once before, although I previously only used the one colour. It was my youngest daughter, Izzy, who wanted to try this again using two colours. Who was I to stand in the way of her creativity?
I think this is a fun photographic technique. It’s also very simple and the results can be very eye catching.
If you want to learn about the basic technique, take a look at this tutorial post that I wrote when I first attempted liquid flow photography. The only thing we did differently on this occasion was to add some blue food colouring after the red colouring.
With hindsight, I also have to concede the first attempt possibly didn’t produce the best results. I think second time around and with Izzy’s help, we produced a better photograph.
There’s always room for improvement, but I am much happier with this image than our first attempt. What I’d like to do in future is experiment with a flash gun because I’ve seen some amazing results using faster shutter speeds and so on.
I hope you like the picture. It was a very simple one to take, but if you attempt it yourself, make sure you have a plain coloured background as this helps enormously. When it came to lighting, we used the one light to brighten the object a little, but you could try without lighting.
Have you ever attempted this kind of photography? If so, what were the results like? if so, do leave a comment below. If you do try it yourself, please do let me know either with a comment below or on my social channels. You’ll find me on most of them at @dadbloguk.