I got lucky trying to time some splash shots with a strawberry and some extra Cristal we happened to have laying around. Rather than using an audio trigger (which would’ve been way easier), Field and I decided to test our hand eye coordination (and patience) by manually timing the shots. The cameras were set to bulb in a completely dark room. I dropped the strawberry in one hand and fired a radio trigger in the other. We did get some splashes, but this was my favorite shot. If you look closely at the top left corner you can see strawberry guts from me “bricking” the shot in the dark.
The lighting was provided using my expertly constructed double flashed grid setup. I
gaffers taped the hell out of carefully adjoined two Nikon SB800s together and precisely installed (velcro and a prayer) a honl 1/8” grid to the front. This allowed the enough light to operate at 1/64 power for action freezing flash duration.
Final Specs: Nikon D300, 80-200mm 2.8 @ f/8, ISO 200, bulb.
Lighting: 2x sb800s gridded behind and lower than glass, 2x more sb800s, one on either side though large softboxes. All lights triggered by Skyports.