Lensgo Smoke B Review

Unleash your creativity with the Lensgo Smoke B portable fog machine.Smoke B unboxing

In the world of photography, capturing mood and atmosphere is paramount. Whether shooting portraits, landscapes, or conceptual art, the ability to evoke emotion and intrigue through imagery is a skill cherished by photographers worldwide. 

Enter the smoke machine – a versatile tool that adds a touch of mystique and drama to any photographic composition.

Photography is not just about capturing subjects, it's about harnessing atmosphere and creating an experience for the viewer. Smoke machines offer photographers the opportunity to enhance the atmosphere and elevate their images to new heights.

If your photographic passion is portrait, product or creativity; or maybe you're a videographer, filmmaker or budding cinematographer then the Lensgo Smoke B portable fog machine is an essential addition to your kit bag. 

Its wide range of applications will bring atmosphere to wedding photos, add an eerie effect to Halloween pictures and give food images a professional look.

Smoke B Design

Let's delve into the technical bits and find out what's in the box. The Smoke B is a 40W highly portable hand-held fog machine. The machine and all its accessories come neatly contained in their own sturdy double-zipped storage case measuring 210mm x 210mm x 80mm. Small enough to fit into your kit bag or you could use the strong carry handle, enhancing its portability. 

    • Smoke B Kit Closed
    • Smoke B Kit Open

The fog machine comprises the Smoke B Tank (measuring just 156 mm x 45 mm x 77.6 mm) and comes with a variety of unique accessories including a mist fan, oil tanks, a hard straight tube, hard elbow, silicone hose, a high-pressure nozzle, a liquid smoke filter and an infrared remote allowing you to create a variety of smoke effects including mist, incense, dry ice and fog. 

The fog machine uses vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol. There are 6x 12 ml bottles of fog machine fluid included in the box to get you started. 

The rechargeable batteries have a 3-hour charge time and recharge using a USB C cable, which is included in the box. A single charge will give you 18 minutes of continuous use and the machine can produce 20m3 of fog in approximately 60 seconds for a decent smoke output.

Complementing your photography

One of the most compelling aspects of using a powered smoke machine in photography is its ability to add depth and texture to images. Billowing clouds of smoke can add layers to a scene, drawing the viewer's eye deeper into the frame and creating a sense of dimensionality.

In portrait photography, the interplay of light and smoke can produce striking results, imbuing the subject with an air of mystery and allure.

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Using a smoke machine in food photography can add drama and visual impact. Smoke and steam can dissipate very quickly, the various effects that the Lensgo offers will bring that missing dimension to your image.

How to get the most out of the Lensgo Smoke B?

The instruction booklet provides a clear, comprehensive guide on how to use the accessories along with guidance on how to create the different fog effects (e.g. diffused mist, a steady dry ice effect or strong jets of fog) and recommendations on when to apply them. Whether shrouding a model in a soft mist or accentuating the lines and contours of a landscape with wisps of fog, the possibilities are endless.

Lighting is a photographer's best friend, and when combined with smoke, it becomes a powerful tool for storytelling. A soft, diffused light filtering through the smoke can create captivating effects, casting dramatic shadows and highlights that add visual interest to the composition. 

By strategically positioning lights and adjusting their intensity, photographers can sculpt the smoke to suit their creative vision, resulting in images that are both mesmerising and evocative.

Whether shooting in a studio or on location, the addition of a smoke machine can transform an ordinary setting into a scene straight out of a dream. 

    • Pocketwatch photograph
    • Mask photograph

In urban environments, the contrast between the cold, hard lines of architecture and the soft, billowing smoke can create a sense of juxtaposition that captivates the viewer. 

In natural landscapes, the foggy haze adds an element of mystery and enchantment, turning a familiar scene into something otherworldly.

Do’s and Don’ts

Incorporating a smoke machine into your photography can yield stunning results. There are a few key considerations to keep in mind though. First and foremost, safety should always be a priority. Ensure proper ventilation when using a smoke machine indoors, and be mindful of any fire hazards. The fog generated by Smoke B is certified for food safety and the vapour produced is safe and non-toxic. 

Additionally, experiment with different types of fog machine fluid to achieve the desired density and opacity, and don't be afraid to play with lighting angles and compositions to maximise the impact of the smoke in your images.

An atmospheric accessory

In the hands of a skilled photographer, a smoke machine is not just a tool – it's a gateway to a realm of endless creative possibilities. Whether adding a subtle touch of atmosphere to a portrait or transforming a landscape into a dreamscape, the ethereal beauty of smoke has the power to captivate and inspire. 

So, embrace the mystique, and let your imagination take flight as you explore the enchanting world of photography with the Lensgo Smoke B fog machine by your side.

Convinced yet?

Get creative with your own LensGo All-in-One Handheld Fog Machine - Smoke B

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  • By Mark Zygo
  • 17 Apr 2024

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