Smoke Art

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  1. FIash

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    Hi,
    A few from the other day.

    Alan

    The Ugly Sister
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    Smokey the Ant
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    Tortured Soul
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    These are really cool! Would you mind sharing a bit of information on your technique (e.g. How did you light them, shutter speed info, how much was done in PP, etc.)?
     
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    Hi Ian and thanks.
    I use a Bowens 250 at the moment at full power
    Camera settings are-
    200 sec
    f/14- f/16 to make sure I get detail in the drift.
    ISO 100
    I see an Image in the smoke and them try to make it more clear and obvious (by brushing out areas)to others viewing It. I also sometimes use gels.

    Alan
     
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    I agree, these are really cool! I love them! Very nice work.:thumbup:
     
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    Almost looks like stuff I do in Photoshop ;)
     
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    Very nice photos. Smokey the Ant is my favorite.
     
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    Thanks for your comments. Glad you like them.

    Alan
     
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    Alan, what kind of smoke did you use and how did you create that pitch black and white background??
     
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    Hi Ben,
    The smoke is from a scent stick. I used a black background and used a grid with the light to stop any spill onto the background. all I did to create the white background was invert in photoshop. Anymore questions just ask.
     
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    Since I am new to photography, could you maybe explain that in easier language because its a project I really would like to do!!
     
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    Hi Ben sorry about that. I am not the best to ask on a tutorial as I don't explain myself very well. I have had a look on the web and this Is a very good tutorial from start to finish. You can use an off camera flash wireless, its just as good. If this is of no help let us know and i shall have another look.



    Here Is another.
    http://www.jhoque.com/how-to-edit-smoke-in-photoshop/
     
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    Thanks that really helped, now I am gonna try this project over this week and i will publish the pics later. thanks, i will probably have some questions later
     

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