A Photographer and his mate get hold of corn flour. What happens next goes up in flames.

In preparation for our Dark Angel creative shoot, Vijay and I practised creating and photographing flames in the courtyard.  Safety measures were taken with fire extinguishes in place and the experiment done on hard brick, away from any flammable hazards.

Ignited corn flour against a black backdrop.
Ignited corn flour against a black backdrop.

Here’s how it was done.

  1. Tape the funnel to one end of the hose and the other to an air pump
  2. Tip corn flour into the funnel
  3. Position a fire starter above the funnel and light it.
  4. Compress the air in the air pump and release the air.
Setup for Corn Flour Fire Photo Shoot
Setup for Corn Flour Fire Photo Shoot
Copyright Vijay Prema and Zhi Lee
Blowing Corn Flour into a Flame
  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: Canon EOS 6D
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

Zhi Lee

Award winning NZ wedding, travel and portrait photographer. Creating images for the enjoyment of others really gets me going. It is through photography that I get to connect with people and express a little bit of creativity.

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