The making of a Rob Clayton Real Bubble



All Rob Clayton's Real Bubbles are single-capture photographs of real reflections on real bubbles.


In practice, this means spending endless hours chasing after bubbles with a camera, often in vain, and all the while attracting bemused looks from passers-by.


There are occasions when Rob can spend days taking thousands of pictures, without a single usable Real Bubble image materialising at the end.


But such is the nature of the game, and with more than a pinch of patience, incredible results are possible.



Rob uses regular soap bubble mixture, and can go through several litres when trying to capture the perfect Real Bubble.


Once an image has been caught, it undergoes a basic edit in post-production to bring out the details and emphasise the colours that already exist within the bubble.


The only image manipulation to take place is to remove Rob from the scene - because of the curved surface of the bubbles, he appears very small in the centre of some of the images.