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Old Oct 7, 2005, 9:45 AM   #1
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Walking into work this morning, I saw that someone had not put out their cigarette completely in the ashtray outside, so I tried to capture the smoke wafting from it. Total failure. :? Any suggestions? Would you need an open aperature? What kind of shutter speed? Maybe I needed a black background?
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Old Oct 7, 2005, 10:00 AM   #2
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Lit from the side as much as possible and dark background has worked well for me. Thin, almost ethereal cigarette smoke is tough to capture!
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Old Oct 7, 2005, 10:58 AM   #3
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A little fill flash often works well with the right background.

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Old Oct 14, 2005, 5:36 PM   #4
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Hi there.

Here is my way.
The picture you can see was taken with my flash gun directed straight up, reduced power to 1/16 and I put a white board just above it to reflect the light.
Of course dark backround helped a lot.

I hope it helped.
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