There are certain types of photographs that tend to make viewers shriek "Oh that`s cool!" Fruit splashing into water is one of those fun photos that leave everyone scratching their heads and wondering how you did it. This photo genre is actually a very simple photograph.
Small clear tank (fishtank, vase, anything with clear, straight sides)
Water (or carbonated water for extra bubbles)
Chair or small table
Assistant or tripod
Blue fabric or paper
Make sure your tank or vase is free of scratches and attach the blue fabric or paper to the backside of the tank.
Fill the tank with water or carbonated water
Place aluminum foil on top of the small table or chair. This will reflect the sunlight onto the bottom of the fruit for extra light.
Place table/chair outside in bright sunlight and place tank on top of foil. Note - position tank so that there will not be a shadow from your hand when dropping the fruit
Position camera on tripod and prefocus on inside of tank. If you have an assistant, holding the camera is fine but be sure you are seated in a stable position.
Drop the fruit. If you have an assistant, count down to release for them so you will have a better chance of tripping the shutter at the right moment. If you are using a tripod and shooting alone, you will have one finger on the release button and the other hand will drop the fruit. It will take practice to trip the shutter at the right time. Even very experienced photographers have many bad timing shots for this type of image.