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dPS Weekly Photography Challenge : Steam

Welcome back to another weekly challenge! We’re back into another week of lockdown here in Melbourne and it’s really not fun! We hope you are all doing OK out there.

We have a potentially more technical and challenging challenge for some, photographing steam can be tricky! You need to work on getting the steam (or smoke) and the light source (the sun, a flash, a torch, anything really) in the right place to highlight the steam for your camera.

Make a new photo for this challenge and share it in the comments below the post, or in our Facebook Group. Make sure if you share it on your social media, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, that you tag us so we can see and use the hashtag #dPSWeeklyChallenge #dPSSteam

dPS Weekly Photography Challenge : Steam

It can be a tough subject, here’s a great how-to for you! “How to Light and Photograph Smoke and Steam in a Home Studio Setting”

“Have you ever tried to photograph smoke or steam? Perhaps you’re doing a portrait of a smoker or a steaming cup of coffee. Odds are that sooner or later you may face this challenge. Fortunately, the lighting technique is not as elusive as the subject”

dPS Weekly Photography Challenge : Steam
Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

You don’t want to sit around here all day waiting for me to finish rambling on, it’s time to get out there and make your photograph!

As ever, some help with sharing your photo in the comments below (don’t click on this photo to upload your photo, scroll down to the Disqus section, log in, THEN click on the little camera icon in the comments)

Weekly Photography Challenge – How To Submit Your Photo

Simply upload your shot into the comments field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see. Or, if you’d prefer, upload them to your favorite photo-sharing site and leave the link to them.

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(aka #gtvone) is the customer support manager for dPS, and lead blogger in our Cameras and Gear Blog. He’s a Melbourne based photographer, www.gtvone.com and please feel free to follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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