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I'm looking for a way to create the frosty beard with snow portrait in studio with controlled lighting. The problem is of course that snow/ice melts. Are there any fake snow/ice that is used in these situations or do I have to make the model rummage around with his face in the freezer just before the shot is taken?

I'd like to create something like this (although this one was taken in the mountains).

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You can actually buy artificial snow from retailers such as Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BG5JYG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=fstoppers-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004BG5JYG#

You might also get some good results from cloudy ice. Ice that you find in your freezer etc...

Also have a look at this article here as they use different techniques to create different snow themed images. https://fstoppers.com/studio/bts-video-best-way-create-fake-snow-your-photos-7088

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