WHY NOT TRY / Use a smoke machine outdoors
Why not take your fog machine outside to add shafts of misty sunlight to your landscape scenes?
Fog machines and smoke machines aren’t only useful for adding atmosphere to interiors, we can also take them outdoors to create misty landscapes.
But portable fog machines can be expensive, so we used a power inverter attached to a car battery to enable us to plug in our mains-powered fog machine while out and about in the woods.
We need to find an angle where the fog is backlit by the sun while it’s low in the sky at either dusk or dawn.
The fog that a machine like this produces is very light and it dissipates quite quickly, so it won’t be able to stand a hint of wind. As such, it’s best to try this on a still windless day or in a sheltered location.