A few years back, we shared this tutorial on how to make some DIY clouds to use as props in your photos. It’s still a great tutorial, and certainly a much longer lasting way to make clouds than the method we’re about to show you, so remember to check it out when we’re done over here. But, first, discover the work of Berndnaut Smilde, a dutch artist who has truly perfected the science of DIY cloud making.
As the image above suggests, Smilde’s clouds are quite realistic and are made using a fog machine, water, and ingenuity. You’ve probably figured out by now these clouds are also very temporary, often only lingering just long enough to make a photo before they drift away.
Behind The Scenes
Here’s a little behind the scenes action before we dig a little deeper into how he creates these beauties.
How To Make Clouds Indoors
Pretty cool, right? Unfortunately, there wasn’t a whole lot of details to work with on how he made makes the clouds in the video, but me being the curious person I am did some looking around and found an interview Smilde had with BBC. He doesn’t give out a step by by step tutorial of the process, and I’m positive it’s actually much harder than he alludes to, Smilde does explain the basic process, which I found to be a pretty good foundation.
Take a look:
Okay, time to bust out the fog machine and get to work…
[ via Resource Magazine ]