I decided to play with smoke photography.
I experimented with a ping-pong ball.

I love the abstractness of this shot.

No Photoshop here besides minor adjustments.

Nikon D90 18-200mm


  • ElRobbo
    ElRobboover 4 years ago

    This looks superb, Daniel!
    It works very well indeed!

  • benthebrown
    benthebrownover 4 years ago

    This is awesome Daniel! You’re a magician with smoke and light.

  • Cool, thanks

    – Daniel Angeles

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 4 years ago

    This is great mate, created a magical orb with the lighting and movement in this. Excellent work Dan!

  • I’ve done smoke before, but i wanted something more abstract this time.
    Thanks Andrew

    – Daniel Angeles

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 4 years ago


  • Virginia Daniels
    Virginia Danielsover 4 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • SashaC
    SashaCover 4 years ago

    This is so amazing! I can’t believe it’s not edited!
    Wow, do you mind sharing some of your technique? I’m so intrigued…

  • My settings were ISO100, 1/80th shutter speed, f16 (i’m pretty sure it was around there) I set up a black background about 2 meters from the smoke (burning incense), tied a ping pong ball to wire and hung it over the smoke, set an off camera flash at full power put it off to the side and faced it at the smoke so the background didn’t get light on it, placed the flash really close to the smoke but not in shot then took the photo :) (takes some fiddling)

    – Daniel Angeles

  • bharath
    bharathover 4 years ago

    i see it like the moon vaporizing.. very nice

  • Cool, thats what i see it as too.

    – Daniel Angeles

  • SashaC
    SashaCover 4 years ago

    Wow, that’s very creative. Thank you for sharing :)
    (I like this a lot)

  • fanis logothetis
    fanis logothetisover 4 years ago


  • 8stealydans
    8stealydansover 4 years ago


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