Up In Smoke C&C

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Clawed, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Clawed

    Clawed TPF Noob!

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    Been a while since I posted here for C&C, but let me know what you think. This was my first go with off-camera flash (and my new Cactus V4s).


    It's also one of my first shots as I recover from Carpal Tunnel surgery. I HAD to take a few shots, as I was having withdrawls :D

    Note: It's okay to me that there are a couple of hot spots


    Exposure:0.167 sec (1/6)
    Aperture:f/8.0
    Focal Length:50 mm
    ISO Speed:100

    ------------------------------- Black backdrop



    Silver Reflector ~> ------- Smoke - Incence -- <~ 430EXII-snooted


    ----------------------- Camera


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    What the heck, here is a smoke only shot as well:

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    ------------------------------- Black backdrop



    Silver Reflector ~> ------- Smoke - Incence -- <~ 430EXII-snooted


    ----------------------- Camera
     
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  2. photo28

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    Interesting is all I have to say. What is it?
     
  3. Clawed

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    It's a decorative ball-thing (that's the technical description, I swear).

    Just playing with some smoke ;)
     
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    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Neat
     
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    Cool, you could burn the finger make em look nasty.
     
  6. Clawed

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    ^ this is not a bad idea, would look kewl, Im sure

    Anyone else have any insight?
     
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    choudhrysaab TPF Noob!

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    i think it looks good as it is ... can't picture the burnt fingers so not sure how that'd look.
     
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    choudhrysaab TPF Noob!

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    is there a way you can take the arm out from the picture and just leave the hand?
     
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    Would be cool if the hand isn't there, I keep looking at the hand while looking at the smokes. The egg shape is nice, but I would try lower the flash power for a stop or 2 and put the flash at 55 degreed instead of 80-90; It would show more of the egg and not only 1/3 of it. Still looking good tho.

    edit: Congratz on your new lens.

    Kcc
     
  10. Clawed

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    choudhrysaab: I had seriously considered doing just that, I think it would probably look cool.

    Kcc: I took a few shots at first, trying to keep the hand out, but I kinda liked the hand holding it.

    As for the lighting, it was at that dramatic angle because I was shooting just the smoke at first, but I wanted to try something different and I did not change my setup (was being lazy). This was an afterthought, but I still kinda liked the outcome. In regard to it's shape, I really wish it was a perfect sphere.
     
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    Is the smoke real or done is ps?
    I'll have to pick myself up one of those decorative ball-things! :lmao:
     
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    The smoke is indeed real. Originally, I was just photographing the smoke (or teaching myself to), but I wanted to do something a bit different, so I looked for a nearby object and came up with this.

    The photo is minimally edited. I just got rid of the smoke coming from below the hand so it would look as if it was coming from the object (or hand).

    I added setup above so you can practice you own smoke pics ;)
     
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