The other day, I had the opportunity to try something out that I had never thought of before. Photographing smoke. We tried out a couple different methods to get some smoke, but my favourite was using dry ice.
The first shot below is of a goblet with dry ice in it. There wasn't much pouring over the side until some water was added.
The next shot is actually an HDR combining the shot above with 2 others. I wanted to get the detail of the cup with the smoke pouring out of the cup. Originally I tried to freeze the smoke altogether using a fast shutter speed, but for this I set it to about a second to blur the smoke.
The third shot in this set is of a copper pot filled with dry ice. The subject was harshly lit which I though added some drama to the image. I tried a couple different angles before settling on this one.
The final shot was basically of a candle holder with something that was just extinguished. Someone was holding a green light off to the left side. I like the abstract quality of this image with the negative space on both sides.