I tried smoke photography tonight… And yes, it’s quite fun. I was not able to take a lot of shots since my 1 year old niece is hanging around and trying to get my camera 🙂 Anyway, this is something I would want to try again, you can get some amazing results with very minimal efforts.
The setup requires a small table lamp, a black background, incense and a speedlite.
Gear: Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC
Setting: f6.3 | 1/250 | ISO100
580exii + improvised gobo on both sides zoomed at 105mm @ 1/8th power on camera right
Trigger: Canon 7D’s built in trigger
- Crop the image to get rid of some empty space
- Applied 4 layers of hue and saturation adjustment layer and masked them individually to get different colors.
PS. Here is another smoke picture I took: