I didn't have enough seperation from the backdrop and the table the incense was sitting on, I was using a spot light not a remote off camera flash and I struggled to get the timing/shutter speed right, either capturing no smoke or huge bellows. There seemed to be a draught which kept moving the smoke from view and the heat from the lamp also had an impact. When I try this again I think I need to use my spot light snoot, possibly make one a slightly smaller size? Place the light further back and also adjust how far away my camera is from the incense cone...a learning curve but a fun one.
|Smoke lighting set up|