Early in my explorations with smoke art, I learned that some people were creating a form of smoke art called a smoke wheel or smoke ring. These are essentially a circular, mandala-style arrangement of a smoke photo in a circular pattern. This process can produce some interesting results. I had created one of these by accident (and a great deal of difficulty) uploaded here as "Night Spinner," but I learned from others (thanks to Jane In Colour and skyeboatsong) a more effective way of doing them…
Smokreations (Smoke Art), album created on May 23, 2013
I discovered smoke photography from some photography book I was reading and decided to give it a go. For some reason, I became highly addicted to it (perhaps the fumes?) and have become most known for it, even though I do other kinds of photography. I will be picking some of my favorites to upload to ipernity.
Architecture and Statues, album created on July 8, 2013
Anything with a primary focus on a structure that was built by man
Black & White and Infrared, album created on July 14, 2013
A collection of my B&W and Infrared shots.
June 9, 2013So for anyone that is interested in my process, here is All About Smoke Art - Part 2: Layering and Coloring. If you followed my last article, you now have a smoke photo on a black background -- like this: To move from photography to art, you must begin to manipulate the photo in your favorite photo editing program. I use Photoshop Elements, a fairly stripped down, yet still powerful version of Photoshop. I will discuss two aspects of post processing your smoke in…
May 27, 2013For anyone who is interested in smoke art, I have written tutorials on flickr that I will adapt and transfer here. This is Part 1: Photography or how to take quality pictures of smoke. All of my Smoke Art starts with a photograph of incense smoke. Here are my steps: I am using a dSLR and external flash. I understand that adequate smoke photos can be taken with an on-camera flash, but I have not done so. 1. I use incense. I started with cones and then tried sticks. They produce somew…