Photography Experiments: Candle Smoke

Tonight we photographed candle smoke. To do this we set the camera to shutter priority (tv) with a shutter speed of 1/25; which was fast enough to capture the smoke, but also slow enough to allow the smoke to flow. We placed theย candle on a black background in the dark, and used an off-camera flash to illuminate the smoke. Here were my results:

Hannah Furnell

Hannah Furnell

Hannah Furnell

Hannah Furnell

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Lovely! I like the first one most.

    What camera did you use to get this shot?

    Regards,

    – Phil

    1. hannahpdp says:

      I’m currently using a Canon EOS 500D, and this was with the standard lens :)
      Set the camera to tv, 1/25 sec, ISO-400, f/5.6 and used an off-camera flash in a dark room :)

      Hannah

      1. Thanks!

        Bit beyond my means at the moment though. But I’ll keep an eye out for a cheap one! :)

        – Phil

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