My smoke

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  1. Michaelaw

    Michaelaw TPF Noob!

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    I figure if the rest of the known universe has shot smoke I should try too:lol:


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    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    beautiful!! great shot
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Interesting! :D
    Now I am the only exception?
    For I always felt part of the universe, but ... I have never photographed smoke so far (wouldn't know where to find it).
     
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    cool photo. i've been wanting to try to photograph smoke for a long time now, would you please oh please share your setup and settings with us?
     
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    Thanks guys. Ernie, I will share my settings though there are probably better as I learned after the shoot
    I hung a piece of black cloth on a wall and lit a stick of incense. The incense smoke was roughly three feet from the cloth and maybe two feet off the ground. Next, i placed a remotely controlled flash head to the right of the smoke about two to three feet away. The camera was about six feet from the smoke, nine feet from the cloth. I used a 40-150mm lens which I auto focused on the incense stick then switched to manual focus so I had the focal distance locked. Then I totally darkened the room and flashed away. I also made sure all doors and windows were closed so the smoke would rise in a column. Flash was at full power camera was f4, 100 ISO and 1/60th of a sec. If I shoot again like this, I will find a way to stop any of the flash from hitting the backdrop by using some sort of flag as it was a lot of work crushing down the backdrop in post without affecting the smoke too much.
     
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    very nice. Im glad to see that someone else is doing it too.
     

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