We Rent “Smoke”!

  By Jordan Drake

Over the years, I can’t count the number of times I’ve been shooting stills or video, and said out loud, “I wish I had a smoke machine right now!” If I’m using really dramatic lighting in stills or video, nothing emphasizes the direction of the light like a bit of smoke. Over the course of shooting TCSTV, I’ve pulled out the smoke machine for our Panasonic AF100 review and Canon 6D Field Test. I’d have used one a lot more if one was easily available. From product shots to portraiture, smoke has a huge number of uses.

I’m ecstatic then, that TCS has now started renting a fog machine! I’d love to talk about the technical details of our new unit, but I don’t understand it at all. What I do know is that every photographer and videographer out there should try using one of these for a weekend, it’ll open up some very cool possibilities for you! Check out what we pulled off with one hour and 1/10th of a tank of fluid in the video here. Also, if you like these quick videos, subscribe to our new TCSTV Shorts channel on YouTube!