Photographers have lugged fog machines, dabbled in pyrotechnics, and experimented with dry ice in pursuit of capturing streams of directional light in their images. But with a new aerosol product brought into New Zealand for the first time, it’s now just a matter of popping a can in with your equipment to add a moody atmosphere to shots, no matter where you end up. The easy-to-use Atmosphere Aerosol comes in an aerosol container, and it can be spritzed into your shot with little fuss. Being smaller than a typical 70–200mm lens, it’ll fit in your camera bag.
Simply shake the can, spray it into a room or still area for at least 20 seconds, and then capture your photography. The haze will linger, and you can respray as required. One eight-ounce can holds about as much as a can of hairspray, and it will spray continuously for about five and a half minutes. In an environment with no wind or air flow, it will hang around for hours — and better yet, it’s safe, non-toxic, and clear.
Check out atmosphereanz. co.nz, or find it on Instagram (@atmosanz), for examples of how Atmosphere Aerosol can enhance your images. You can also find Atmosphere Aerosol at Auckland Camera Centre, Progear Photographics Auckland, and Snapshot Hamilton — or ask your favourite photography supplies outlet to stock it.