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1st time playing with smoke.

 
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Jun 03, 2012 12:50 |  #1

Happy Sunday, everyone! I have always been fascinated with smoke photography. After getting a of couple tools yesterday, I thought I would try my luck. This morning I sat everything up; stand alone flash w/ shields on each side of it and a lamp on the other side pointing toward the smoke. I didn't have a black cloth for a backdrop so I used a navy blue sheet instead. Both photos were shot at 1/320, AV 10, ISO 1600. I did not use a tripod. I would love to hear your feedback, tips, hints and maybe ways to change the color of the smoke. I still consider myself a beginner. Looking to improve. Thanks in advance for your help!!!


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Jun 03, 2012 13:11 |  #2

Never having tried this, I think you did a great job. There have been quite a few folks here that excel in this. Do a search and you will see the results one can get!


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Jun 03, 2012 13:48 |  #3

#1 has a black line running down the left side that's darker than the background
#2 background looks over processed


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Jun 03, 2012 13:59 |  #4

Thank you, Flo and Stan. The black line on #1 must be one of the shields that I had on my flash. Didn't notice. Thanks again!




  
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Jun 03, 2012 14:15 |  #5

Try using a color gel to change the color of the smoke :)


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Jun 03, 2012 14:44 |  #6

The first two photos were merely cropped. These two were cropped and then I played with some post processing colors. Man this is fun!!! :D


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Jun 03, 2012 15:57 |  #7

Image of a nun or someone with a hood on in the last pic. Dead center looking to the left.


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Jun 03, 2012 16:16 |  #8

LOL...that's so cool! Smoke photography is so much fun.




  
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Jun 03, 2012 20:46 |  #9

Yeah, I see weird stuff like that. I can spend hours looking at marble floors. Haha.


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Jun 03, 2012 21:37 |  #10

In #1 I'd clone out the faint smudges at the top right and in #2 the faint crescent on the right.
You're doing a great job. I've never tried this but it looks like a lot of fun. How do you make smoke - surely not cigarettes?

The nun is really cool. It won't be long before someone sees Elvis or M.J.


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Jun 03, 2012 22:55 |  #11

Thanks, Qbx. I used incense. I would like to try some with cigars though.




  
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Jun 04, 2012 04:28 |  #12

fotosbytami wrote in post #14527207 (external link)
Thanks, Qbx. I used incense. I would like to try some with cigars though.

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