Hi all - I am writing a fast blog post tonight to match up with my YouTube Ice Bubble video. You can check it out here:
Taking photos of bubbles is a project I have done before but doing it at 17 degrees Fahrenheit adds some challenges and fun. For this project, I use a Platypod to hold my camera low to the ground.
For the soap bubbles, I used water, dish soap, and sugar. There are many recipes on the internet - find one that works for you. What you are looking for is strength in the bubbles so they last longer for your photography needs. This is not a hard project and you could use your iPhone or Android phone to take similar photos. I consider this to be a beginner level project, so don't be afraid to give it a shot (pun intended)
The trick/technique for any bubble photography is making a bubble solution that creates bubbles strong enough to last more than a few seconds. The solutions I have tried resulted in bubbles lasting multiple minutes. I did not save any recipes but was successful 3 different times using a different recipe each time. So don't overthink the recipe. Find one and try it and adjust the amounts if you think it is needed.
Here is the link to the Platypod I used to hold my camera:
This is a link to a smaller Platypod that I have not used but cost less.
I am also learning a lot about publishing on Youtube. A great book that has helped me a lot is "YouTube Secrets" by Sean Cannell and Benji Travis. I purchased the book via Audible and you can get a trial month with a free book. Pick YouTube Secrets or another book of your choice.
Here is a sneak peek at the photos from the shoot.