Using Smoke Bombs In Portraits For A Strong Effect

Sep 27, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Using Smoke Bombs In Portraits For A Strong Effect

Sep 27, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Here is a technique I did not think I will ever be covering on the blog, using smoke bombs. In fact I did not even know that there is such a thing as smoke bombs until I stumbled on the photography of Jovana Rikalo.

Serbian photographer Jovana Rikalo uses smoke bombs to create some unexpected effects in her portraits. You see, some photographers like control in their photos, but Jovana prefers the random effect she gets from the way the smoke moves in the air.

I Asked Jovana about the hazards of using this technique and she says that she only shoots outside where the smoke quickly disperses.

Two things you should probably note if you are going to try this at home:

  1. Make sure you take the necessary safety precautions: shoot outdoors; choose your location carefully, make sure nothing on the ground can catch fire (like leafs, of dry fields); have something to put out fire with. Don’t breathe this stuff.
  2. Make sure it’s legal. While Smoke Bombs may seem like little balls of fun and while you can easily buy them on Amazon, check carefully if using them is legal in your state or country. Consult with the local fire dep. if needed. The last thing you want is the police going down on you for having a fun shoot.

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You can find more of Jovana’s work over on her facebook page and instagram.

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Udi Tirosh

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4 responses to “Using Smoke Bombs In Portraits For A Strong Effect”

  1. Diana Davis Avatar
    Diana Davis

    Nice. Just found this Addam Melanie

  2. Jeff Schroeder Avatar
    Jeff Schroeder

    teresting….

  3. Daris Fox Avatar
    Daris Fox

    One additional and important point, if you’re working with designer or new clothing make sure you make the designer/owner know that you’ll be using them as they can sometimes stain the clothing. I’ve seen an expensive dress and a corset wrecked by the smoke bomb dye.

  4. Sarah Marry Avatar
    Sarah Marry

    Thanks, I’ve freshly been looking for information about this subject for ages and yours is the superlative
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