I tried some smoke photography today. It can be really painful to experiment with this when you’re alone and with a point and shoot because focusing in the dark is a pain in the arse. My equipment for this experiment was as follows:
- My HX9v
- An upside down bucket (instead of a tripod)
- A black t-shirt (backdrop)
- An incense stick (smoke)
- My E7 (screen for focusing and flash light for lighting)
I post-edited it in photoshop using filters from an external b/w plugin and grains were added intentionally so that they balance out the texture of cloth and the color noise it bought.
Here in the picture, I see abstract figures of chameleon and a face. Anything that you notice?