Preparation

Lit with one alienbees strobe in front with fog around. Set to tungsten white balance for the blue.

 

The fog machine was on the ground camera left behind him as he was facing the strobe. I pointed it so it sprayed diagonally towards the back. It was a short spray so it had time to disappate from his feet and curl up and around to get the smoke curls.

  • robson zumkeller 8y

  • Alan William Spring 8y

    Fantastic shot.... sinister!
  • Eric Hamilton 8y

    Very cool.
  • Jeremy G. 8y

    This shot is amazing, kinda gives me a chill just looking at it.
  • Francesca Rimini, Italy 8y

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Two Feet Under. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere le tuo foto al gruppo.
  • romeo_lorenzo 8y

    an awsome shot! love the outline.
  • Quentin Guillory 8y

    sure cool.... this could be a m ovie poster for a horror film.... like a new morden poltergist..LOL... alomost looks like his back is to the camera looking into a TV set.
  • Debbi Smirnoff 8y

    No setup? I would have loved to see where the fog macine was pointed..up from his feet?
    Debbi
  • Paul Morton 8y

    Theeeeeyyyyree Heeeeerrrree...

    Great shot!
  • Debbi Smirnoff 8y

    Thank you (for info on fog machine placement)
    Debbi
  • MarcGrandmaison.com 8y

    sweet shot! I was sure you had gelled your lightsource... good idea to flip to tungsten white bal..
  • patricksquire 8y

    If you want to modify the look of your fog, try building a "fog chiller". by reducing the tempreture of the fog you are able to control it's density and thus it's look.

    fog that is properly chilled with hang on the ground in spaces with a limited amount of airflow.

    cold cement or tile floors increase this effect.

    chilled fog will create a "footstep" effect when you walk through it, which looks great.

    I have always used a tupperware container and tons of bagged ice from the gas station for this effect. tin foil also helps.

    e-mail me with any questions about building one, patricksquire+gmail.com, replace the + with the @ symbol.

    p.s. check out lifehacker for a great way to get some cheap AA batteries from a 6V lantern battery.
  • lungstruck 8y

    Leave it to strobist to make me want to spend more money... very cool!
  • Matt Reeve Photography 8y

    Here's another way to make the fog creep along the ground, A Fog Machine Chiller
  • Jeffery Patch 8y

    I think I'm going to home depot this weekend!
  • tim prendergast PRO 8y

    nice.... and creepy
  • xuisty 8y

    Muy Bueno y Creativo,saludos desde Mar del Plata,REPUBLICA ARGENTINA
  • fairythatturnedouttobeacockroach 8y

    that is "fogging" awesome!
  • Lloyd K. Barnes Photography PRO 6y

    Cool effects!
    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Beautiful Light - by Invitation, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Jim Barry 5y

    Fantastic work! Outstanding!
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Taken on May 6, 2007
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