Freezing a Bubble

This is an example of the video you can get using the Canon RF 35mm Macro Lens. This lens is affordable and amazing for creating video with crisp details.

Bubble Mix

This mix works great to create strong bubbles that can withstand light wind.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar into 4 ounces of warm water
  • Mix in 2 tablespoons of corn syrup
  • Mix in 2 tablespoons of dish soap
  • Chill the mix in the freezer or outside for 10-15 minutes
  • Blow bubbles using a large straw
Frozen bubble, showing beautiful ice crystals

Tips Blowing Bubbles

  • A big straw works best for blowing the bubbles; I like using the tube inside my water bottle that I can remove.
  • Wind will pop the bubbles; if it is windy blow them in a cold area like an outdoor garage
  • Earlier in the day is calmer, colder, and my favorite time to blow bubbles
  • If the crystals are hard to see, add more water to dilute the dish soap
  • The colder it is, the faster the bubbles freeze; the best temp is below 24°F / -4°C and 0°F / -18°C gives great results
A beautiful frozen bubble in the dark

Tips for Recording Video

  • Set your camera level with the bubble so you can see through it
  • Have sunlight shining on the side of the bubble or place a small portable light on the left or right of the bubble
  • Use a high F-Stop to capture the front and rear crystals in focus
  • Blow the bubbles in the same spot and try to make them the same size, easy to do after you make a few in a row 😉
  • Let a bubble freeze completely, and then manually focus on the front crystals, and your focus will be good to go!