21 Brilliant Examples of Using Mist, Dust and Smoke in Portraiture


If you're looking to create a sense of atmosphere in a portrait photograph, an effective option can be to add smoke, mist or dust in combination with directional lighting. The results can be great. Check out some of these great examples and share your own efforts in the comments section!

Photo by mhx
Photo by Patrick Makhoul
Photo by gilles chiroleu
Photo by Ryan Forsythe
Photo by Samiul Alam
Photo by Devin Young
Photo by Jane Rahman
Photo by Alex Garcia
Photo by Adriano Agulló
Photo by Grégory Tonon
Photo by Hollywood Ford Brown
Photo by Raleene Cabrera
Photo by Hartwig HKD
Photo by Dhilung Kirat
Photo by Lauren Treece
Photo by Shane Gorski
Photo by Evil Erin
Photo by Ryan Ritchie
Photo by BdwayDiva1
Photo by Andy Rennie
Photo by Liz Poage

About Author

Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
Rob's Gear
Camera: Nikon D810
Lenses: Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *