Two of my students, Ben and Nick, took these photos for their Independent Photography class. They were inspired by Jim Zuckerman’s post on this topic.
Our aim was it to make it as colorful and interesting as possible. Therefore we tried different lightings as well as multiple colors for the water. The key to success was a bright colored paper [in the background] which reflected on the water.
We took some of the pictures inside with bad lighting which as a result made us use a lower shutter speed. This made some photos susceptible to being blurry. But as soon as the weather enabled to go outside, we had better condition which made it possible to use a faster shutter speed to make the pictures more crisp.