Test your ability to create some abstract art by photographing oil and water.
Put a colorful cloth or piece of paper on a table. Place several drops of cooking oil into a clear, glass dish of water, then set the dish on top of the cloth or paper. Then, add a light source – a flash or even an incandescent lamp that can be angled – and capture the striking interaction of these elements.
The results, like the image above, can be breathtaking! Plus, you’ll acquaint yourself with creating abstract photos, and you can begin to build close-up or macro photography skills as well.