Photography is constantly reminding us how wondrous and beautiful the world we live in truly is. It often urges us to take another look at the ordinary things around us in a new light, revealing a quiet beauty in even the most mundane of objects. More specifically, smoke photography, with its alluring images of ghostly wisps of smoke, shows us that we don’t have to look very far to find this beauty. [Content Care Oct/24/2016]
You may also want to take a look at the following related showcases:
- Beautiful Black-and-White Photography1
- (Really) Stunning Pictures and Photos2
- Let There Be Light: Light Painting and Sculptures3
- 35 Beautiful Examples Of Rain Photography4
In this edition of our Monday Inspiration series, we present 60 examples of beautiful smoke photography and smoke art: a round-up of some of the best examples of photos and artworks where smoke dominates. At the bottom of this post are some links to tutorials on creating your own smoke photographs, as well as other resources on the subject.
35 × Elegant Smoke Photographs Link
Dry ice was put in the bottle to get this great image.
Wonderful fantasy image.
No HDR in use.
The smoke that’s produced in explosive interaction with electricity Link
Experiment with a lightbulb’s filament.
25 × Smoke Art Link
Roll-Up by Eddie Mayda. “Fluid and aerodynamics are technical interests of mine. It is so entertaining to be able to combine my technical side with a little bit of art. The forms that result from a simple stick of burning incense defy the imagination… and catching them is a sport!”
Mehmet Ozgur Link
Stunning image of smoke shaped in Photoshop to resemble a woman. This technique is often referred to as “smoke sculpture.”
Great image made by layering pictures of smoke and mirroring them to make it symmetrical.
Blue waves of smoke.
Paul C Anderson Link
Larry Grace Link
Beautifully symmetrical smoke photograph.
Per Zangenberg Link
This natural smoke wisp looks like a torso.
Mehmet Ozgur Link
- 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/
- 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/28/really-stunning-pictures-and-photos/
- 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/07/14/let-there-be-light-light-paintings-and-sculptures/
- 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/07/35-brilliant-examples-of-rain-photography/
- 5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/8567550@N02/2379315504/in/pool-49806738@N00
- 6 http://www.flickr.com/photos/hughes_leglise/
- 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/selva/
- 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/miabuelanoloentiende/
- 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/alberich/596953390/in/pool-smokeart
- 10 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tacksharp/2158944445/
- 11 http://www.flickr.com/photos/56583351@N00/194727791/
- 12 http://www.flickr.com/photos/icewoman/
- 13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/7959482@N02/
- 14 http://www.flickr.com/photos/corica/1319102546/
- 15 http://www.flickr.com/photos/schlegl/
- 16 http://www.flickr.com/photos/olvwu/99549727/
- 17 http://www.flickr.com/photos/copeg/
- 18 http://www.flickr.com/photos/brentspix/2436021731/in/set-72157604085829375/
- 19 http://www.flickr.com/photos/howya/
- 20 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ubierno/2078921190/
- 21 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bacillus/
- 22 http://www.swissphoto.com.au/
- 23 http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumendipity/sets/72157600005114373/
- 24 http://www.flickr.com/photos/almarmon1/
- 25 http://www.flickr.com/photos/zormsk/
- 26 http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalamakia/
- 27 http://www.flickr.com/photos/12382390@N02/2533087733/
- 28 http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosdealicia/
- 29 http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/387019269/
- 30 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cocoabeachjoe/1300892840/
- 31 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tony-hopkinson/1443143486/
- 32 http://photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=493133
- 33 http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshbeeman/
- 34 http://www.flickr.com/photos/lamonthardy/493188200/in/pool-artsmoke
- 35 http://www.flickr.com/photos/37216937@N00/119896207/
- 36 http://www.flickr.com/photos/eamayda/sets/72057594053163489/
- 37 http://www.flickr.com/photos/69826402@N00/2347786849/in/set-72157604037349522/
- 38 http://www.flickr.com/photos/wcreations46/2250352373/
- 39 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgw/sets/72157603804672682/
- 40 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dxsibo/2538121815/
- 41 http://www.flickr.com/photos/j-auchinleck/2251322041/in/pool-fleetingbeauty-smoke
- 42 http://www.flickr.com/photos/79196467@N00/437864697/in/set-72157600032993504/
- 43 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdx76/532194268/sizes/o/
- 44 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cowgummy/2168430837/in/set-72157594342830830/
- 45 http://www.flickr.com/photos/robc_coops/2192478779/in/pool-413725@N24
- 46 http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumendipity/sets/72157600005114373/