To enable me to complete the shot I want for my Coca-Cola shoot I need to be able to get some shots of splashing Coke, to this end I decided to try a few shots with water and milk.
the setup was a bowl of water on table, Canon 5D MKII on tripod with Canon 580 EXII speedlite on top bounced from the ceiling, Sigma DG EXII 50mm Macro lens, I set the camera to manual, f/8.0 - 1/2500 sec ISO between 1600 and 2500, I manually focus for a preset point and tried to make a splash near to the focal point. half way though I hadn't realised that I had change my shutter speed to 1/200 sec, I don't think it made a difference with water, but with milk I was wondering why I was missing the shot.
You wouldn't believe how difficult it was to a) get it in focus and b) catch the darn thing.
The perfect milk crown, OK perhaps not the best it's a bit noisy but hey it's a start and I'm happy.
Next job to try with Coke, a lower ISO and bigger splashes, I think I'm going to have to set a rig up for a constant drip... then I have to think about the ice cube?