Lightning 2000

“Sometimes action in the studio gets so heated up that strobes are just smoking.” Continuing with the humour images since I didn’t feel like doing anything serious. We found my wife’s baret when cleaning the storage and I saved it for photographic use and I thought it might fit this image quite nicely. This image was photographed in two pieces. First the self-portrait, then the smoke on the strobe. I didn’t have enough room for the back light so I did get some flare but fixed it in post. For the smoke machine I used modified electric cigarette with just the base fluid. It’s more than enough for a small studio. The real smoke machine is just too much for an space like this.