Smoke Project

I’VE DECIDED TO TRY and reinvigorate my love for photography. I need to try something new, so as not to go completely stale, and have a challenge to get stuck into.

This year I intend to start the “Smoke Project” - which is photographing smoke trails, specifically from candles and incense sticks. I’ve had the idea for years after seeing a tutorial online, but never got round to actually doing it. I have all the necessary equipment (see below), so just need to get my head around all the technical aspects of the setup.



Clockwise from top left: -

Nikon SB-600 Speedlight, candles, flash stand, rechargeable batteries, Neewer FC-16 wireless flash trigger with remote shutter, incense sticks, matches, Nikon D5500, cereal box. Yes, I get hungry sometimes. Haha, only joking. It’s actually going to be a “snoot” which will attach to the flash - this will make it easier to direct the light towards to smoke.

For now, that’s about it. I need to learn the setup and how to sync everything together (i.e the flash, remote sensor/trigger, camera) so that they work perfectly. It’s going to be difficult and I expect a lot of mistakes and things not working, but hopefully in the end it will be worth it.

Stay tuned!