Smoke

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Andrea K, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Andrea K

    Andrea K TPF Noob!

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    Hey,

    Can anyone tell me how to take pictures of smoke? How would you get a white smoke line and a black background?

    Thanks,
    Andrea
     
  2. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You need to have sufficient light difference between the smoke and the background. I've never tried it myself but you could try to light the smoke with a lamp from the side, that way the light will not illuminate the background. Though someone else may have a better idea.
     
  3. df3photo

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    its been awhile since I shot smoke... Im pretty sure you light the smoke from behind. so a light placed between the smoke and the background but out of the shot possibly off to the side like Garbz said.

    good luck!
     

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