I wish I had more time to expound on this! For now I’m just going to have to leave it at this…
For me, “steam” was just one of those subjects I had never thought of trying to photograph before. (Like, have you ever tried it?)
So, when a PRO member asked me how to photograph it, I figured it was time for me to figure out the best way to do it. Using the controlled environment of a lightbox, I experimented with front, back, side and top lighting, taking note of down what I discovered along the way.
My findings? A PRO Special Feature video outlining the 7 best practices for photographing steam that I’ve discovered so far. PRO members can watch it below:
If you’re not a PRO member, let me at least challenge you to experiment with photographing steam to see what discoveries you can come up with on your own!
- Can you come up with more than 7 “best practices”?
- What is the best angle of light for photographing steam?
- Can you capture steam just as effectively outside the controlled environment of a lighbox as well as you can inside it?
- Can you make it work with a more natural subject than an essential oils diffuser? like a cup of coffee or tea?
Think it through. Practice it. Write down what you learn. Help the rest of us out by leaving a comment! Teach yourself photography.