TPB #91 – Bullets Colliding with Water Droplets

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The holy grail of high speed photography. A shot of mythical technical expertise where a pellet pierces a water droplet in midair. Here I demystify this incredible shot and give the complete details on how anyone with a Camera Axe can recreate this amazing shot!

Here is the Camera Axe software I used in the video.

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TPB #79 – Colliding Different Colored Drops

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This video shows how to use two valve sensors with the Camera Axe to collide different colored droplets. In my searching few people have accomplished this advanced droplet technique. This video takes you step by step through the process of capturing these impressive shots.

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TPB #73 – What Water Droplets Do Under the Surface

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In this video I show what water droplets do under the surface when they splash into the liquid reservoir by using a clear glass reservoir. I show what happens with one drop and then two drops. This explains a lot about what’s happening and why two drops are required for those really tall water spouts.

See http://www.cameraaxe.com/ for more information about the Camera Axe.

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TPB #72 – More Liquid Droplets and Valve Sensor Cleaning

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In this video I talk about how to get tall droplet spouts by adding a gum and a dry aid to the water, and adjusting the drop size. This video also goes over how to clean the valve if you forget to flush it out after a photo shoot.

See http://www.cameraaxe.com/ for more information about the Camera Axe.

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TPB #71 – Water Droplet Photography Additives

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In this video go over some additives you can put in water to make it more photogenic and then show the setup I use with water droplet photography. The main additives used in this video are xanthan gum (1 teaspoon per 2 cups of water) and various household detergents.

See http://www.cameraaxe.com/ for more information about the Camera Axe.

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TPB #59 – Auto Calibration for the Valve Sensor

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In this video I introduce some new software that helps you automatically calibrate the valve sensor for colliding drops. The way it works is you go to the new calibration option in the valve sensor menu. Press select to start. Then when you see a nice the column of water at it’s peak you press select. Then when you see a nice colliding drop image you press select again and those ...

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TPB #56 – Four Valves

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In this video I show how to connect four valve sensors to the Camera Axe. It requires new software and a new cable. The software is linked below. The new cable is in the store below, but it is also very easy to make. I forgot to mention this in the video, but all you need to make the cable is a stereo splitter 3.5 mm cable. Then in one ...

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TPB #39 – New Valve Sensor

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This video shows the new and improved valve sensor I’ve been working on for the Camera Axe. In the video I demonstrate how to setup the software to take a photo of colliding drops.

* The Camera Axe 5.3 beta6 software I used

A big thanks to Dave, Ric, and Ernie for helping me test and come up with ideas on how to improve this sensor. Thanks guys!

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