Smoke Experiments (9 Image Post)

October 27th, 2006

Sorry about the huge post, but rather then posting nothing but smoke pictures for the next few weeks, I decided to post a bunch at once instead. I played around experimenting with smoke, after 155 shots it was hard to choose some to post, and there are lots more I wanted to post, but I think 9 is enough for one night.

Exif:Canon 20D | Tamron 90mm 2.8 1:1 Macro | M | f/6.3 | 1/125 sec | ISO-100 | Canon 430ex + Lightsphere II (Cloudy) + Cardboard box (to act as a barn-door | Canon ST-E2 Wireless flash transmitter

4 comments to “Smoke Experiments (9 Image Post)”

  1. Wow! these are really cool.
    My favorate is number five. It is very sexual
    and violent. Number one is nice too!

  2. Very interesting shots. #9 is my new desktop background :)

  3. Great shots,
    Do you think you could offer some brief explanations of how you managed to get them done?

  4. Sure Max,

    I set-up in my garage (which unfortunately was pretty cramped, so a larger space would have been more ideal), I set black bristol board up against the wall (proper black seamless paper would work best). I was using the wireless transmitter/flash, and put the flash inside a small cardboard box, and used the flaps of the box to direct the light through the smoke. The smoke was from incense, and I simply adjusted the focus onto the smoke, then turned off all the lights and fired away. Moving around the incense a bit lets you create interesting flows in the smoke as well.

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