In the heat of July and August (I suppose when everyone was daydreaming of crisp autumn temperatures), I kept getting tagged to look at the same photo. It was a closeup of a pumpkin with smoke emitting from it. Apparently when people see smoke bombs now, they think of me (which I don’t mind at all). I decided, maybe I should offer some mini sessions with pumpkins and smoke bombs since they seemed so popular and while working with smoke is difficult, I’ve played around with smoke bombs enough now I feel fairly comfortable with them (comfortable enough to confidently feel like I can provide at least 5 good photos per smoke bomb).
I did a little research and looked to see what kinda of photos has already been done with pumpkins and smoke bombs and quickly realized A LOT of the images floating around on the internet were photoshopped. (Or at least the smoke coming out of the pumpkin was photoshopped). Again, working with smoke is difficult so I figured a lot of people opted to photoshop the smoke so they could insure good photos. Regardless, I wanted to do a test shoot just to make sure.
I asked my friends Chris and Elizabeth to “model” for a quick 10 minute shoot and A LOT was learned; mainly that you cannot place smoke bombs in pumpkins and there was a very good reason all the images on the internet were photoshopped.
Once that was learned, we continued to play around with the smoke bombs because why not? Here are some of my favorite images from our little session. 🙂
PS – I think it goes without saying but I will not be offering these mini session.