Do you have smoke bomb photography ideas in your mind but don’t know how to use them exactly? Here are a couple of tips that can help you out:
Coordinate Poses before lighting the Smoke Bomb
Be sure your wire pull model is sitting in the correct spot. Make sure you have your lighting, composition, and pose—all else before pulling the smoke bomb’s wire or cable. Be sure to be safe!
Although smoke bombs used in photography last as long as 90 minutes, it just takes a few seconds for massive puffs of smoke to create an impressive effect. Therefore, it will only be a couple of minutes for the model to be able to move around the smoke.
- Smoke Trails
Another suggestion for controlling smoking is to move your smoke bomb or the smoke canister more slowly. It will leave a more visible trail of smoke. The faster the subject moves, the more slender and tinier the tracks will become.
- Keep an eye out for the face
Be cautious not to include excessively many photos with smoke directly in front of your customer’s face. Although we all enjoy artistic photographs, you need your client to stand out in all of your photos.
Request your subject to walk towards you and away from the smoke if you’re beginning to lose their attention so that you can retain the beautiful, vibrant smoke visible in the background.
- Make Use of Props
Another method of shooting is placing the smoke bomb into another object or using props to cover the smoke bomb. You can use things such as an umbrella, lantern, or birdcage. The idea is to give the impression that smoke is gushing from an ordinary object.
As you’ll be limited to 90 minutes to get the smoke out, make sure you have the props ready before lighting the smoke canister.