Match smoke

    Newer Older

    Playing with my new camera, its new macro filter, along with my big strobe and a box of matches. My first attempt at smoke. I think I may have to get some incense and do more of this now.

    Hazel Motes, James Webber, Liliyaaa, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. SantyClawz ages ago | reply

      you can correctly photo smoke now! we must go camping when I get back!

    2. endurable jam [deleted] ages ago | reply

      Can you tell me how you do that?

    3. AMagill ages ago | reply

      Simple. Set up a black backdrop- farther away is better. Camera on tripod, then figure out your framing. Either set up some kind of stand to hold the match, or mark the spot you're going to hold it. With the lights on, hold something on that spot, focus the camera on it, and turn off autofocus. Set up the biggest flash you can get your hands on as close as you can make it. You'll want all the flash light you can get, because small apetures seem to work better for smoke. Make the room reasonably dark. Take lots and lots and lots of pictures. Delete almost all of them. Adjust the levels of the remaining pictures to better fill out the range from black to white.

    4. Photoboy2007 ages ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Match smoke, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    5. Daniel Conway 115 months ago | reply

      Hey! I used this in a photo of mine, thought you'd like to know. You are credited, of course!

      Hero or Villain

    6. aburinho 113 months ago | reply

      I pick up your photo for a post in my personal tlog.
      Thanks in advance for let me used it according with your the CC licence.
      He cogido tu imagen para hacer un post en mi tlog. Gracias por adelantado por permitirme usarla dentro de tu licencia CC.
      post ♫
      alternative hosting

    7. nzidesigner 101 months ago | reply

      Hello - used your image (credited) in online learning object for student nurses... thanks for CC!

    8. brocken spectre 99 months ago | reply

      Hi there,

      Gorgeous picture! I've used it in a blog post ( and credited your work. Thanks for sharing.


    9. tiff.tyson95 53 months ago | reply

      Hello, I used this picture for my short story book cover: I will credit your picture. Thanks again!

    10. Vacilandois 49 months ago | reply

      Very nice! Used as an illustration in a little article at

    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts