Smoke, Surreal photography?


color filters

Taking pictures of smoke may seem easy, but as with any type of photography, without a proper methodology, it will be a lot of trial and error, and even a lot of frustration.

Positioning the flash correctly will require a bit of practice but once this is done, you will be able to take picture after picture, focusing only on the "graphic" aspect of the smoke.

The longest part of the work lies in the post-processing. Start by sorting your pictures, keep only those that inspire you. Before applying filters and/or effects to your images, prepare them by making the background as black as possible and by removing dust spots. You will then be free to unleash your creativity. The results will greatly depend upon the latter, whatever the software you use.

Have the tips in this section helped you? Send me one of your photos, I will publish it on this page.

3 color filters
Negative of the previous
Negative + double mirror effect + low key + frame
Negative + color filter + diffusion effect
"The dancer" color filters
"The old tree" negative + color filters