There are two methods in which this is conducted.
My preferred choice involves the use of a digital camera, the other one is exactly the same method, only you record the session in a video, then go through it frame by frame, thus pulling out the images.
Now let’s get started.
Firstly you will need a metallic bowl, ( a pan usually suffices ) and a digital camera, that is it. It’s fairly simple procedure and I have included the method below.
1. Fill your container about a quarter of the way with cold water.
2. Find a light source so you get a reflection on the top of the water, I find natural sunlight works well but you can simply sit next to a window, position yourself under a light bulb or if you are struggling even use the flash from your camera.
3. Position your container at such an angle that neither yourself or camera are reflecting the water as this will contaminate your results.
4. The trick of this procedure is to keep the water moving, many people place there hand or fingers into the container to get the water moving, I advise against this method as again it will contaminate your results. Personally, I like to hold the container in the palm of my free hand. Then all you have to do is move the container in a circular motion.
5. Finally, it’s time to take your photographs. Now you may need to adjust your cameras settings dependant on light etc. The best piece of advice I can give is to change the settings of the camera to burst mode. This will enable you to take multiple photos over a short period of time.
6. Now is the best part. You get to review your photographs.
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Good luck, SRP.