August 20, 2019
Using smoke bombs as a prop in photography has become extremely popular in recent years, although it's remained steadily popular for years in the photography world. Smoke bombs make great backgrounds and props for gender reveals, weddings, graduations, engagement photos, or for an everyday regular photo shoot. If you're looking to capture some great shots of your gender reveal or simply to up your Instagram game, here are some great tips to make sure you maximize your time behind the camera and get some great shots!
Many photographers wish they had purchased a couple extra smoke bombs when things don't go as smoothly as they'd hoped. Having a few extra smoke bombs can give you a cushion for mistakes and allow you to take extra photos to make sure you get the perfect shot! We recommend getting our 6 minute white smoke bomb to test wind.
Things will go a lot more smoothly after setting off the smoke bombs if the people you're photographing spend quite a bit of time practicing the poses they'll be doing before setting off the smoke bomb. Taking a few practice shots without the smoke is a good idea, as well!
Wind makes the smoke evaporate more quickly so make sure you take your pictures on a calm day with little to no wind to ensure you get the best shots possible.
As with all photography, good lighting is essential. It's even more important when using smoke bombs, as you're dealing with another element and you want to make sure the smoke looks bright in the photos!
Smoke makes a great background. Set off the smoke bomb and set it down behind you. Let it go for a few seconds and then start posing. This has a great effect and makes for a fantastic backdrop! All of our smoke bombs are great for backgrounds but the EG18X Wire Pull Grenades is one of the best options for maximizing your time behind the camera.