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Soap Bubble Photography is a process that many people experiment with and find solutions for acheiving the magical formations and colors that float within the layers of a soap bubble.  If you Google search or YouTube seach the phrase soap bubble photography you will find many examples.

 

My process is simple yet also complex.  I worked very hard on developing the process hence I am not willing to share a blow by blow example.  I will share with you that it is a combination of the soap mixture, lighting and camera settings that when combined correctly can produce awesome images that many believe is digitally enhanced, but is not.

 

The solution I use is a combination of water, dish washing detergent and glycerin.  Using a straw I blow a dome shaped bubble with an array of lighting surrounding the bubble that brings out the details.

 

 

This bubble was blown as a dome with many other bubbles blown surrounding it.  I then crop the image in photoshop, duplicate the image and vertically flip it.

In Photoshop I then combine both sides together.

Once both sides are evenly brought together, I rotate the image 90 degrees.

And there you have your bubble.

 

TIPS - The camera settings are tricky depending on how strong your light sources are.  Like most photography, it is a dance between shutter speed, F Stop and ISO settings.  Because I only shoot in Manual Mode and in RAW, when processing RAW images in Photoshop or Lightroom, you must enhance your contrast and apply some sharpening and noise reduction.

 

Please Contact Me if you have questions!

 

Thanks!