Here’s a simple and clever way to create smoke without a smoke machine.
If you need to create some smoke on a small scale, like for a product shot or close up, you may not have to rent a bulky smoke/fog/haze machine to do it. Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter has come up with a nifty DIY solution that utilizes some inexpensive—albiet somewhat strange—materials, including a baby nose sucker and a vape pen. Check out his tutorial below:
In case you’re wondering, no, you won’t have to smoke the vape pen or anything; that’s what the baby nose sucker is for. Furthermore, if you’re concerned about being exposed to nicotine, you can actually get e-juice that has zero nicotine in it. Still, if you’re not at least 18 (21 in some states, like Oregon), this isn’t for you.