This was high on my bucket list of things to photograph for sure. This graduate just happens to be my daughter, Emily and this was perfect for her! Her personality is super fun and out there, so smoke bombs seemed appropriate!
I did a ton of research before doing this, which made choosing the smoke bombs and knowing what to expect a lot easier. Word to the wise, DO NOT get the two sided smoke bombs, that ends badly! I live out in the country and there wasn’t any concrete to use, so we shot these in a field but made sure we had access to water. We wanted Smokey the Bear to be proud of us!
I wanted to share a video of how they light, so you know what to expect!
These were so amazing and I loved the depth and the movement! We enlarged several and they look amazing, we printed them on metallic paper and that made them stand out even more!
After doing some research on which smoke bombs to get, I landed on these from Enola Gaye. I bought several colors and was really thrilled with the results and ease of use!
My top 3 tips for using these. They get HOT, do not hold them too tightly and put them in a bucket of water once they are done. Do not leave them laying around, they stay hot. Hold the smoke bomb away from your body when you pull the pin. Avoid the eyes, keep the smoke from going directly in the eyes. Use these with caution and I would only let adults operate them. USE THESE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Have fun creating amazing images and remember to be careful!