Smoke Photography. C&C if you'd like. (:

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  1. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi all! I dont really know if this is 'beyond basics' worthy, but I figured Id post it here and it would be moved if it wasnt.

    I decided to try my hand at photographing smoke. The setup:

    Kitchen table, cereal boxes and an incense holder to hold the incense up.
    Black T-shirt hung about 4' behind stick.
    Monolight (continuous) camera left
    SB-600 camera right (1/4-1/8 power)
    Nikon D90
    Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro
    Handheld

    Like I said, C&C if you do so please. I know its picture heavy, but I just didnt know which I liked better, so I put them all. All the ones that I liked, anyway. There were over 180 shots taken. :mrgreen:

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    Hope you enjoyed.
    Mark
     
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    You know, 12-image posts often suck....but not THIS ONE!!!!!!!

    Good job Mark. #2 reminds me of a martini glass....Me likes!!!! Out of all the incense smoke pics I have seen, yours are the very FIRST ones that I have seen that include the incense stick in the image!
     
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    Amazing shots! They turned out really good. This makes me want to try this :)
     
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    Nice and sharp, good contrast. I like the negative image ones a lot. I think it makes the detail pop more.

    Love the simple/organic shape on the last shot too. Dark works better on this one for sure. :thumbup:
     
  5. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks everyone!
    @Derrel: It was going to be a 17-shot post, but I knew that was waay off the table :lol:

    @Arkanjel: Thanks alot! The last one is my favorite out of them all. I wil experiment with changing some of them into negatives like the white ones and see which ones work. After I did it to the two pictured, I liked it..but I kind of felt a little wrong for doing it since the rest were black and I didnt want to change them all, ya know? :wink:

    Thanks again all of you!
    Mark
     
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    +1

    These are great. They conjure images of dancers... I see rib cages, spinal columns, and hinged joints. #2 really drew me in.
     
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    awesome
     
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    Yeah I totally agree with everyone here, great shots I am definately going to try this out.
     
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    DanFinePhotography TPF Noob!

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    these are really cool. Good job
     
  10. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks again everyone!


    Mark
     
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    Great shots. I now have something more to compare to and see if I can get the same sort of results. My first try was very noisy.
     
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    Simply awesome. The negative ones turned spectacular. I think you are going to have alot of trolls shooting smoke. <3 them.
     

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