Smoke   Leave a comment

One of my photos was recently selected for Physics Today’s ‘Backscatter’ feature, so I thought a quick post on how to photograph smoke would be nice to add.

Photographing smoke is tricky, because there’s rarely anything obvious to focus on.   But strong side-lighting, fast shutter speeds (1/100 s is the slowest), short focal lengths (to maximize depth of field), and patience will occasionally yield good images.  Here’s two more, of a rising column of smoke:

 

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Posted April 26, 2016 by resnicklab in Uncategorized

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