Intro: Smoke Photography
Do you want cool background photos that you made yourself with just smoke? You can learn it basicly and you can make it at home easily.
Step 1: Materials
1) Black background material. Cardboard or black screen.
2) Something to illuminate smoke. Like a desk lamp.
3) A professional camera. To take high quality photos.
4) Something to make smoke. I used ground coffee.
Step 2: Preparing Environement
Stick the black background to a wall. Then put a small bowl in front of it. Cigarette may make more smoke but I don't smoke so I put ground coffee on it. Then to illuminate the smoke use a lamp but not to illuminate black background use another black cardboard to obstruct the light that goes to background.
Step 3: Taking Your Photo
Put your ground coffee in bowl then burn it from it surface it will smoke till it finishes. But as I said cigarette may smoke more. Then close the curtains and lights except our illuminator. And take your photos from different angles. I used a Canon 700D. İf you can, take your photos in RAW format to edit better. And I recommend to illuminate the smoke with high powered lamp because of to use the camera in a lower ISO value for avoid from grainy background.
Step 4: Editing Your Photos
Open your photos in Adobe Lightroom and in develep section at the right side there is a graduated filter button select that. And you can select their colour from the bottom of it. Then drag your mouse on photo to use filter. You can use a few different colours to make it better. İf you want to make the background in white colour press (Ctrl+i) to invert their colour to make it more interesting. So your masterpiece is done!
Third Prize in the
Photography Contest 2017