This image was developed for use with the food photography side of the business and has become quite widely recognised since we started using it a few years ago.
There’s a basic rule of thumb when shooting high speed imagery such as the above. IGBT rules. From speedlights to IGBT location lights and now IGBT studio lights, these are generally the weapon of choice when shooting the likes of water splashes, water wigs and suchlike. I’m currently in the middle of a transition phase, moving from ‘S’ mount across to Elinchrom, and an IGBT option isn’t amongst their current lineup. I’d read a fair bit regarding their action heads, and I have seen some breathtaking images. But at the end of the day, I need to be confident I can create the images my clients need, and a bursting water balloon is certainly going to put the equipment to the test.