Photographing Smoke, Simple and Exciting with a Flashgun

by | Sep 27, 2011 | Photography

Photographing Smoke with a Flashgun

Yes, photographing smoke is fun but straightforward exercise. With excellent black background preferably velvet. It soaks up the light to get an as much black as possible a stable black card will d. I sure incense for the smoke as you will want loads and dense.

Simple and Exciting 

You need a flashgun off camera to back-light the smoke as to make it come alive. I used two tripods, a camera and light might be able to place flash depending what you are using.

 

Photographing Smoke Project – Rainbow

I placed the black back ground in place, incense holder then camera one after the other with a 50mm focal length ISO 200 aperture f/4- f/16 and one second shutter speed all that’s missing is the placing the flash 1/8 of full power 105mm with remote.

 

Photographing Smoke Project – Natural

To capture the smoke correctly, you will need to freeze it using the flash. If you use the cameras built-in flash or a flash gun mounted on your camera, you will illuminate the background as well as the smoke, and we need to keep the background black. In this case, you need to do is point the flashgun at 90 degrees to the camera and pointing directly at our incense.

I shoot in raw format and checked out and adjusted the setting to suit me, remember you will need a reasonably dark location for shooting.

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