About a month ago, I saw a great post on everyphototunity talking about taking shots of soap bubbles mid air and the effects achieved with them. She had been inspired by a photographer called Richard Heeks who takes truly amazing photographs of bubbles. I thought that I would like to have a go at this too and with my 12 year old assistant tried to create some bubble effects.
Well, it is really hard and I definitely need some more practise with this technique. Firstly, you almost certainly need an assistant who is willing to constantly create bubbles for you as it will take a huge amount of bubbles just to get any in focus, let alone any that look decent, that are well lit, etc. I was relatively pleased with my results, but looking back again on Richard Heeks‘ images, I have a very long way to go!
I would really like to have another go at this though, it seems that the background and the subject (i.e. the image reflected in the bubble) also play a huge part in the impact of the image.
I did also try one in black and white and I think it has a very different mood to it. What do you think?