The current arctic blast sweeping across north america has a lot of people wanting to shoot the beautiful ice crystal formations created in soap in bubbles. If it's cold enough it's actually a fairly simple thing to do, though there are some frustrations along the way.
For a start, it's bloody freezing. The result of that is everything you are working with freezes and you have to stop and defrost everything before starting again. I confess I think this might be better done with a friend to assist but I made a good number of nice shots today all alone on the deck of my home.
I used a wireless remote trigger and in no time at all had a good collection of images. So many in fact that I decided to write a tutorial for those not familiar with the process. The tutorial takes you through the equipment I used and how to make your own bubble mix with added strength. There's also a neat trick to hold your bubbles in place for those shooting without an assistant. The tutorial and a gallery of the shots I made can be found on the Tips & More section of this site or by using the direct link above.
You can read more about me in the 'about' section in the menu above, on the homepage, or by clicking here