When my friend Kevin said his wife Melinda wanted some portraits as the Wicked Witch, I was immediately inspired. Dragged my smoke machine all the way to Dragon Con. For these, I just set up in our hotel room, with the drapes closed, the kicker light with a green gel all the way back against the curtains. Kevin held the smoke machine directly behind her, pumped out about 5 seconds' worth of smoke, then yanked it out of the way. I fired off a handful of shots as the smoke curled and rose.
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