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    Capturing a beam of light

    I have this weird idea. I wanna capture a beam of light. Like the huge soft light coming in from a window and not only being able to catch the light falling on subjects inside, but the actual beam of light as it comes in. You often see these kinds of lighting in cinematography, is it possible to do with still photography? I have tried to catch head lights from cars, really hard, only possible to do in fog for me. How would you go about? I had this weird idea about adding some kind of dust or maybe smoke from a smoke machine to be able to do this, but I want it to be a bit even.

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    Fog machine.

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    Ok, will look that up.

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    If you were in a slot canyon in AZ you would use a handfull of dirt.

    At the house baby powder or flour might do the trick.
    Mark Barendt, Beaverton, OR

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    Klainmeister took a great photograph of a Kiva and it has a wonderful light beam, check out his Gallery uploads for "Kiva", that what you are looking for?
    http://www.apug.org/gallery1/browsei...mageuser=41654
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    Incense does a good job of this (our church uses a lot of it, and it really picks up light shafts).
    Nikon 35mm, Mamiya 645 & RB67, Leica IIIb, other bits and pieces

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    In theatre - a cracker or Hazer... (like a fog machine, but an even mist that hangs in the air, rather than puffs of smoke)

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    If you do go the flour route don't use much and don't do it near a flame.

    Flour dust at the right concentration can ignite/explode. Think grain elevator explosions.

    Cooks make bread next to the stove and kick up a bit of dust without issue but http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_explosion
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    Quote Originally Posted by munz6869 View Post
    In theatre - a cracker or Hazer... (like a fog machine, but an even mist that hangs in the air, rather than puffs of smoke)

    Marc!
    Yeah, this sounds something like what I'm looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zsas View Post
    Klainmeister took a great photograph of a Kiva and it has a wonderful light beam, check out his Gallery uploads for "Kiva", that what you are looking for?
    http://www.apug.org/gallery1/browsei...mageuser=41654
    His photos are indeed good example for what I'm looking for, but softer. Thank you.

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