Getting sharp line separating two smoke colors in portrait?

2 months 2 weeks ago #736111 by No Show
I've been experimenting with creative portraits and using smoke grenades.   I'm trying to use two colors and have them behind my model with a define line of color, blue on one side and yellow on other.  These are Ukraine colors and the problem here is that my colors get blended together. 

I'm hoping for a tip that I might be overlooking, however believe at the end of the day, it's just going to be timing that I need to nail down.  Let me know please.  Thank you!

 

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2 months 2 weeks ago #736131 by Nikon Shooter
My suggestion would be to replace the coloured smokes by a
white one and to project azur and yellow lights on the cloud.

Have a good time! :P

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2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 2 weeks ago #736132 by r1ch

No Show wrote: I've been experimenting with creative portraits and using smoke grenades.   I'm trying to use two colors and have them behind my model with a define line of color, blue on one side and yellow on other.  These are Ukraine colors and the problem here is that my colors get blended together.
I'm hoping for a tip that I might be overlooking, however believe at the end of the day, it's just going to be timing that I need to nail down.  Let me know please.  Thank you!
 

I was looking into this. These guys sent me some buy some get some free coupons but they had some good tips.
The second video shows how to use multi color with examples, they guy is a pro photograher and even gives setting for the camera.. Good ideas. I would watch both videos.
https://shutterbombs.com/blogs/smoke-bombs-and-smoke-grenades/how-to-make-the-most-out-of-your-shutter-bombs


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2 months 2 weeks ago #736172 by Stanly

r1ch wrote:

No Show wrote: I've been experimenting with creative portraits and using smoke grenades.   I'm trying to use two colors and have them behind my model with a define line of color, blue on one side and yellow on other.  These are Ukraine colors and the problem here is that my colors get blended together.
I'm hoping for a tip that I might be overlooking, however believe at the end of the day, it's just going to be timing that I need to nail down.  Let me know please.  Thank you!
 

I was looking into this. These guys sent me some buy some get some free coupons but they had some good tips.
The second video shows how to use multi color with examples, they guy is a pro photograher and even gives setting for the camera.. Good ideas. I would watch both videos.
https://shutterbombs.com/blogs/smoke-bombs-and-smoke-grenades/how-to-make-the-most-out-of-your-shutter-bombs



Good set of tips, thank you

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2 months 1 week ago #736314 by Kyle O
Not going to happen, even if there is no wind.  Smoke moves, just nature of working with it.   Extremely creative way to have fun with photos.  


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2 months 1 week ago #736370 by CharleyL
Add the smoke in Post as different layers. You can then add the colors there to suit and position each color so they blend, or not, as you wish. It's easy there, difficult to near impossible to do live. Splitting the shooting area using a large pane of glass might work to keep the smoke colors separated, but I doubt you can make it look good. In post with the smoke colors in layers you can do all kinds of things, even vary the amount and positions easily. 

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2 months 1 week ago #736392 by KENT MELTON
Do you need a permit to use these?


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2 months 1 week ago #736446 by Tanner Bello
No you don't need a permit.  Just common sense on where and how to use them.   


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2 months 1 week ago #736633 by Toby J
I get all mine from  enolagaye.com/   these guys have some tips, you won't find sharp lines as one of the things possible.


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2 months 6 days ago #736714 by Ontherocks
Smoke is unpredictable and such even more when there is even a slight breeze in the air.  


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