A Photo A Day Project – Smoke Photography.

Day 30: Smoke photography. Smoke photography can be stunning, abstract, intriguing, and rewarding but it can also be difficult to master on your own. I’ve played a few times with smoke photography and I have to say it is a little bit addictive! You are always after the ‘next best swirl’ when shooting smoke photography.

I had a window of opportunity to capture my photo a day today of just 6 minutes. I lit ‘my smoking gun’ while I set up a black backdrop and a single off camera speedlite. A dozen shots later and it was time to pack up and head to my next appointment!  Here is the result – camera settings: ISO 160; f6.3; 1/125th; one off camera flash; a bit of photoshop mirror imaging and blue toning 🙂


If you’d love to learn how to capture Smoke Photography images like these I recommend you book into one of Splash Photography‘s workshops to learn all the tips and tricks for capturing smoke and then processing the images so they look like works of art. Click here or email Anita of Splash Photography on: learn@splashphotography.com.au for more details.


Never stop learning 🙂

Live. Love. Learn.

Sheryn Ellis, Portrait Photographer.