Today I really wanted to sit and enjoy a hot steamy cappuccino. In fact I am enjoying it right now in one of my favorite winter mugs. Before I could enjoy, I felt the need to photograph it. I want to learn how to capture steam or smoke with the camera and not cheat. Well, It did not go as planned. This is something I am going to work on. The first shot is straight out of the camera without any editing and no steam.
This next shot is the same image but in order to find the steam I had to do some adjustments in my Adobe Lightroom. My goal is to capture steam, proper exposure and lighting AND have real steam.