Jokes/Interweb Things Thread, Smoke pictures. in Fun Stuff; I've been taking pictures of smoke today [ geeky ? Sure ] If you have not tried it then do ...
11th December 2010, 07:09 PM #1
I've been taking pictures of smoke today [ geeky ? Sure ] If you have not tried it then do because it's great. If you do then make sure you get some nice smelling incense sticks as the ones I used made me feel quite ill after the first hour....
Anyhoo - pix here:
Smoke - a set on Flickr
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11th December 2010, 07:57 PM #2
Filters on the lights, or the lens?
11th December 2010, 08:02 PM #3
Photoshop. Adjustment layer and then some hue and saturation.
Originally Posted by Andrew_C
11th December 2010, 11:14 PM #4
That's really good Matt
13th December 2010, 02:04 PM #5
They'd make great desktop wallpapers.
13th December 2010, 02:11 PM #6
13th December 2010, 03:08 PM #7
Thanks - shocking thing was I ended up doing that on an old Dell Laptop - when trying to flattern the image [ as it had quite a few layers ] - the disk swapping went on for about 10 mins and I thought I would lose it. Luckerly I didn't.
Originally Posted by tech_guy
13th December 2010, 03:09 PM #8
The purple one I may use as the school's wallpaper as the school's colour is that shade of purple. Will look quite modern. [ As you can guess it's a smoke picture just turned on it's side. ]
Originally Posted by bladedanny
13th December 2010, 03:15 PM #9
What backgound were you using for the photos if you don't mind sharing? Might have to have a go over the xmas break.
13th December 2010, 03:25 PM #10
Just black card, the darker the better. With it black you can then darken it more in photoshop [ using levels ], then inverting to made the background white is much easier.
Originally Posted by TwoZeroAlpha
Also touching up the photos afterwards [ getting rid of any lens flare and odd bits of smoke ] with it having a black background certainly makes it easier.
So black background is a must.
Table lamp on the left to light the smoke [ something for the camera to focus on as it can see it ]
Off camera flash on the right with large paper fins [ black ] directing right over the area where the smoke is. Flash has to be in sync with the camera. I was using manual and auto focus.
ISO can be set to 200 and the flash power to about half to speed up the re-cycling times. Also having someone to waft the smoke is a good idea !!
This would be a great thing for kids to do if any school has a photography club - we don't.
Last edited by mattx; 13th December 2010 at 03:31 PM.
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