Glass and tablets.
Produce an image to show tablets falling into a glass of water. Keeping the image nice clean and simple with a monochromatic feel.
I wanted to produce the shot using minimum Photoshop; shooting all the aspects and then simply stripping them together.
We chose a very simple beaker, the everyday type you would find by millions of bedsides all over the world, very cheap as well!
The background was to be kept neutral, a black perspex was chosen set against a white background.
The beaker was placed in position and we were off!
It was quite apparent that during the shoot the background would become rather wet so the glass was lit and shot to give us a good background plate.
The tablets were then introduced, using a very crude but effective soldering wire pushed into a lump of blu tac.
Timing was essential! Big drops, small drops, falling gently and plunging with various degrees of force.