Capturing a frozen bubble with Aaron Burden
As Head of Curation on Unsplash I see a lot of photos - over 127,000 last year alone. For me personally, what makes a great photo is the ability to evoke a reaction from its viewer. And that’s exactly what the photo you see above, taken by Aaron Burden, did to me, on many levels.
‘Wow the detail is amazing’ followed by ‘Is that an etched bauble?’ followed by ‘Oh my it’s a bubble!’ ending with ‘How on earth did he capture this?’
One of the beautiful things about the Unsplash community is that people are always so willing to share ‘how tos’ and tips. So I reached out to Aaron to ask him some questions about his image, beginning with where he found the inspiration.
So how is it actually done?
I asked Aaron what camera, lens and settings he used to achieve the amazing level of detail.
Missed focus is a common problem when capturing frozen bubbles.
Finally I asked Aaron what the response has been like from people who have seen his frozen bubble photos. He tells…