For photo shoots, atmospheric event elements, and more, dry ice is an excellent and out of the box solution. However, how does it work? How can you safely harness the amazing fog effect of dry ice in a low-risk way? Read on to learn more about harnessing the power of dry ice.
A Fog Machine
One way to create fog is with a fog machine, all though different types of machines can produce different types of fog, so it is important to know what effect you are going for before choosing one. For example, certain liquid fog machines create the fog that rises, so it more resembles smoke, and the results can be somewhat uncontrollable. This is why many choose dry Ice.
Procuring and Using Dry Ice
Dry ice is incredibly affordable and uncomplicated to procure. It is also easy to use. By simply putting it in hot water, you can create spectacular fog effects. The amount of fog you get will largely depend on the temperature of water you use. The hotter the water, the more fog you will yield. You can more water and less ice, overall. In a cold environment, the fog will rise, while in a warmer one it will creep along the ground. The fog also dissipates quickly.
Safety and Handling
It is far easier to work with an assistant, especially when using dry ice for photography purposes, as the fog does not last long. It is important to remember that if you come into direct contact with the dry ice itself, it will burn you. Wear gloves and never touch the ice itself directly. Do not take full deep breaths of the fog and do not expose pets, children, the elderly, or anyone with a history of lung diseases or breathing problems to large quantities of the fog dry ice creates.
Dry Ice for All of Your Shipping Needs
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our dry ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.