Smokey Dreams

Just as the world turns it seems so does the name of my portfolio.  This has been an ongoing project for the final portfolio for my portfolio class.  This will be the finalization of the photography certification.  Images have been switched, deleted, thrown out and some I never thought:accepted.  The biggest challenge working on this I must say has been keeping a tight “symmetry” , trying to maintain the correct lighting, and printing in a way that these keep the coordination yet trying to also have variety. These are the images I turned in today but am sure will not be the last.  Thanks for looking !

Smokey Dreams

Smokey Dreams

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“Fume”

These 3 images were shot previously but after deleting (No idea how) more than 300 images I shot last week. I decided to go back and choose better images.  I think these are clearer, sharper and the smoke shows better what do you think ?? CC welcome !

man smoking

man smoking

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Smoke? What can I say ?! This is my portfolio subject for my final in my class.  How did I end up with this ? Well it was a transition from speed photography intent.  I practiced with all kinds of smoke like candles , matches and paper. Hundreds of “failed” images later I ended up with the intent to capture the “glamour” that was seen in the past with smokers.  I do not smoke but I am an ex-smoker.  I am fascinated by low key and capturing the romance of smoke now ! I will update with images as they are added or eliminated for final exhibition.  Please comment and CC is welcome AND encouraged.  smoke_editedf for print (1 of 1) edit by marilyn yesenia3_8x10 yesenia2nd_8x10 yesen_smoking_8x10 nelson2nd_8x10 nelson_8x10_1st

more images... Help me decide final images

more images… Help me decide final images