I’ve been a not-so-closet pyromanic for most of my life. I burned everything I could get my hands on (without crossing the line to juvenile arsonist), crafted homemade napalm, and frequently blessed out neighbors with explosions in the backyard. As an adult, I’m become a little more skittish…especially after burning two acres of our property in Easter Sunday a few years back.
But, photographers in general seem to like pyrotechnics, whether it’s blowing stuff up or throwing sparks all over creation. So, what’s yet another way to brighten your life? The Backyard Scientist gives us a few ideas in a recent video.
By dissolving various household chemicals in methanol, he was able to produce rainbow-colored flames, producing a great visual result. But, of course, that wasn’t enough. Crafting a DIY flamethrower from PVC pipe and a bicycle pump, he shows us how to build a rainbow flame canon…which would be perfect for anything from infant photography to engagement sessions.