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■ Few home photography projects require you to channel your inner Henri Cartier-Bresson as much as waterdrop and splash photography. Capturing the moment a droplet hits a pool of water below it needs the same feel for finding ‘the decisive moment’ that features in street or sports photography.

To freeze the elegant and interesting shapes formed when the water splashes, you’ll also need patience, a powerful light (in the form of an off-camera flashgun) and some way of creating drops that have a reasonably predictable frequency. There is

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