No matter what your budget is, you can bring a new surprise element to any scenario game with paintball grenades and smoke bombs.

Smoke grenades do not actually eliminate your enemies by covering them with paint, but are more used for a distraction or visual barrier. Providing a thick curtain of smoke is awesome for concealing your location and masking your movement so your opponents can’t see you, especially in open fields with very little cover.

Confused at where you might be hiding, your enemies are easily surprised when you pop out from behind your smoke grenade firing a barrage of paintballs at them. Paintball smoke grenades are also very effective for use as passive distractions.

It is an unrivalled method of paintball warfare for which the player who wields the technology reaps all of the benefits!

The EG18 Smoke Grenade range from Enola Gaye has been designed to be the crossover from Paintball/Airsoft pyrotechnics into military spec pyro and is used by skydivers. While this product is aimed at the airsoft and paintball players of the world, it bellows out a massive amount of smoke similar of that to a M18 military smoke grenade.

Remove the plastic cap and pull the ring-pull wire fuse to arm your grenade, then throw towards your opponents for up to 90 seconds of thick smoke cover.

Do not use pyrotechnics in locations which could create panic or concern.

I recently used these smoke grenades, from Lets Party Fireworks, and they actually seemed to work better for me than the Enola Gaye equivalent.

Different types of smoke bombs and models last different lengths of time, but most bombs only last about 45 to 90 seconds. These types of grenades might cost a little bit more and be a little harder to find, but the cost and trouble are well worth it.

Smoke bomb photos are a fun new way to set your photography apart. Whether you’re just looking to bolster your portfolio, attract new clients, or have a fun day shooting with friends, smoke bomb photos are the ticket.

You can use the smoke alone in the background, or you can have your model holding the grenade and shaping the smoke.
You are your own special effects artist, so play around with different ideas and think outside of the box.

The bottom end of the smoke bomb stays the coolest, so direct your models to grasp them near the end. Consider having the model wear gloves; although it’s not required, it can help them feel comfortable and safe. Match the smoke color with elements in the scene for a powerful effect. For example, try using a pink smoke bomb at sunset, a green smoke bomb with trees in the background, or choose a shade to match a model’s clothing.