Amazing smoke photography: By photographer Nick Egglington (www.nickegglington.com)
As an artist I have always been fascinated by the behaviour of smoke. On first glance it may appear simple and lacking any real texture. As you will see from the next few images that I captured in the studio, nothing could be further from the truth. In some instances the smoke appears to take on its own life force creating fascinating and sometimes ghostly forms in the darkened room. Nature once again proves that she is indeed the perfect artist, and that random chaos can often give birth to beautiful and amazing things. All images are not manipulated in any way, and the only post processing that has been applied is contrast and colour correction.
A jet stream of smoke.
Random smoke patterns.
A smoke spiral.
A ghostly athlete forms in the smoke.
A smokey spiral ladder.
A spiralling smoke stack.
The smokey technique.
The perfect smoke spiral.
A ghostly smoke warrior appears in the dark.
A ghostly smoke turret.
A fascinating plume of smoke.
The heart of the smoke.
A sinister being amongst the smoke.
Possibly the best book to learn photography from. - From legendary and charismatic photographer Bryan Peterson.
Of all the photography books I have found most useful, this one would have to be my favourite. In an easy to understand format this book covers everything from composition to using the correct aperture and shutter speed when taking photographs. This book could easily be applied to both film and digital photography, professional or amateur. Bryan Peterson's books are fun to read and are accompanied by stunning images. Many photography schools and colleges are now using this book as a text book and it is easy to see why.
My recommended links. - My websites and useful resources
Please check these out to see more samples of my work as well as other useful links related to photography.
Want to create your own amazing photographs? - Some of my personal recommendations to get you started.
So you have a camera, an eye for detail and an absolute passion for photography but don't know where to begin. Having a camera is the easy part but knowing how to use it properly and capture the images you want is another thing all together. In this module I will hopefully provide you with useful products that will start you on your photographic journey.
I have long been a fan of Scott Kelby and his books. Unlike a lot of professional photographers who write books, he writes in a language most beginners can understand. Unlike a lot of photography training books, he presents his lessons and tutorials in easy to understand language and in a step by step way giving you excellent results quickly. If you are looking for a book that will get you started quickly with your digital camera, this would be my first pick. I have personally found it useful and continue to use it to this day.