Special Events

Hands-on Workshop on Smoke Photography

 Tuesday – March 7th, 2017

Learn how to photograph smoke and use Lightroom or Photoshop to turn it into photographic art.

This is a hands-on workshop, where you will use your own camera and flash.

If you don’t want to take pictures, come and learn more about smoke photography and digital processing.

We will assist with the manual camera settings and external triggered flash to obtain the correct exposure, and freeze the motion of the smoke.

Please Note: We are not familiar with all makes of cameras and flashes, so bring your manuals!

The off-camera flashes and triggers we use will generally work with Canon and Nikon cameras. If you own a camera made by another manufacturer, we recommend bringing your own off camera flash unit, remote triggers and manuals.

We will have two stations set-up for taking pictures of smoke using a black background, side continuous lighting, and an off-camera triggered flash.

A third station will demonstrate how to digitally process these photos in Lightroom or Photoshop, and convert them into photographic art.

After photographing smoke, several images will be selected. Then a demonstration of digital processing with Lightroom and Photoshop will conclude the workshop.

Below are a few examples of digitally processed smoke photos.

Click an image to start slide show. Press “Esc” on keyboard to end slide show.

You can also go to the “photos” tab on the MSMCC Meetup site and look for the folder of the March 7th meetup.

There is no charge to attend this workshop, so bring a friend!

However, if you would like to take part in competitions and receive feedback from our judges you will need to be a paid member for the year. (Individual, $30, Family, $35 & Student, $15, Honorary, Free (80 yrs +).

Click here for our Membership Form

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