Pluto pump and a fishtank

The Beast from the East visited the UK this week, causing travel chaos, snow penises and a day working from home. Due to today being the last day of Snowmagaddon , I decided to stay at home and plan an indoor shoot with the pluto trigger, pump and the trusty fish tank.

This shoot was a total nightmare from start to finish. It took me three hours to get the settings right on the droplets. Then getting focus was a nightmare, keeping the fishtank clean a nightmare and the cleanup in editing also pretty painful. Not a shoot I will repeat in a hurry! I do have some ideas for future shoots with the pluto pump and trigger though.

Gear used: A7riii, Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro, two light stands, pluto trigger, pluto pump, manfroto tripod, diy snoot and a Nikon flash.

 Got this after about 300 attempts. Main issue here is that you have roughly 3 attempts with the ink and then the bottom bit has just become a total mess. Then you have to empty the tank, refill, clean, not touch anything and go again. Changing from white to blue ink was mostly luck, the pluto pump has a hole where you can just drop the ink in quickly.  iso100, f13, 1/200, lit with a Nikon flash

Got this after about 300 attempts. Main issue here is that you have roughly 3 attempts with the ink and then the bottom bit has just become a total mess. Then you have to empty the tank, refill, clean, not touch anything and go again. Changing from white to blue ink was mostly luck, the pluto pump has a hole where you can just drop the ink in quickly.

iso100, f13, 1/200, lit with a Nikon flash

 iso100, f13, 1/200, lit with a Nikon flash

iso100, f13, 1/200, lit with a Nikon flash

 iso100, f13, 1/200, lit with a Nikon flash

iso100, f13, 1/200, lit with a Nikon flash

 The setup

The setup