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    first real try at smoke photography

    this was my first try at smoke photography,

    this was my setup: first real try at smoke photography
    behind the cardboard stood a flash (i am not the one on the photo that's a friend of my.

    these were the best two that i made:
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    first real try at smoke photography

    comments and critique are always welcome

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    Re: first real try at smoke photography

    Very nice - good shots. Thanks for sharing your setup as well, that's very nice of you!

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    Re: first real try at smoke photography

    thanks, and ithought that would be handy if someone wanted to give some tips, then they could see what i've done and correct me if they have a better idea

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    Re: first real try at smoke photography

    Hi Stanley,
    Both of your pictures are very nice, but for me your 1st picture is very nice indeed.

    It looks like you have a nice set up there and there can be no denying you know how to use it.

    I look forward to seeing more of your work.
    Well done.

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    Re: first real try at smoke photography

    This really is very nice but I've still got some questions.

    What is producing the smoke?

    Please explain you're lighting in more detail. I see the contraption on the right. Is that the flash that you mentioned behind the cardboard? If so, what purpose does the cardboard serve?

    Is the light on the left a continuous light?

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    Re: first real try at smoke photography

    Stanley - been a while since I've posted here (heaps of distractions recently) but your post prompted me. Have a look at the below link for some other suggestions of what you can do. I posted some smoke photos in my (long abandoned) project 52 thread about 1/2 way down the page.

    Project 52 by Peter

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    Re: first real try at smoke photography

    hi mike,

    the thing that is producing the smoke is an incense stick, i found that they give the nicest smoke and they smell not to bad to

    the lighting is very simple: the lamp on the left is just a normal desk lamp (continuous light) and on the right behind the cardboard stood a flash on a wireless trigger, the cardboard was used to make sure i didn't get any lensflare. because i was moving around and didn't set my camera on a tripod.

    hoped it helped, blow is a picture that explains my set-up

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/i4uhkhwmgo54xhl/share.png
    Last edited by stanleydegraaf; 4th December 2012 at 06:15 AM. Reason: picture wasn't showing so just used the link

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    Re: first real try at smoke photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricco View Post
    Stanley - been a while since I've posted here (heaps of distractions recently) but your post prompted me. Have a look at the below link for some other suggestions of what you can do. I posted some smoke photos in my (long abandoned) project 52 thread about 1/2 way down the page.
    i just looked them up and the're very nice,
    for the white background did you just invert the black background?

    your set-up was very similair to that from my, only you used a reflector and i a lamp.
    (i think i am gonna try a white background on some of my photo's to)

    thank you for the inspiration

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    Re: first real try at smoke photography

    I inverted the photo in GIMP. Then added a layer for the colourisation.

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    Re: first real try at smoke photography

    A. Great set of images, especially for a first attempt - well done.

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    Re: first real try at smoke photography

    Hi Stanley
    Good images
    My setup was very similar to yours. These are my first and only attempt. I see you have used Joss sticks too. I wonder what else would make a good source of smoke ??
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    Re: first real try at smoke photography

    Thank you, Stanley, for the more detailed explanation. Now I get it.

    Thank you also to Peter for your Project 52 thread about doing this.

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