I can’t believe I forgot about this.
Halloween is over and that means that all of the tacky fog machines that places like Home Depot and Target carry, will be on sale now.
They aren’t quality products by any means, but for $30 or less you can’t help but grab one for grins. A little smoke can do wonders for an image. Fact is, nothing makes backlight cooler than a bunch of fog with beams of light shooting out of it.
Normal professional-grade fog machines are a few hundred dollars to start which is why the popular lust for cheezy halloween decor is a great lighting opportunity for photographers.
Also they tend to clog, so every few times you use one, run a half/half mixture of water and vinegar through it to clean it out.
It stinks like mad but it will keep it from clogging and therefore keep it running.