Thursday, July 19, 2018

Color Powder Portraits: Pro-Tips For Pro Results


The popularity of color powder has grown far beyond color runs, local festivities, and holiday traditions. In fact, it’s no secret among professional photographers that colored powder easily transforms a basic outdoor photo shoot into a magical afternoon of authentic smiles and good old-fashioned fun! So if you’re planning a family portrait session, we’ve got a few quick tips for successful shoots. The following guidelines apply to everyone behind the lens, from the seasoned camera professional to the enthusiastic smart-phone-a-grapher. Regardless of skill level, you’ll undoubtedly produce awesome results with our quick tips!

How Much Colored Powder Will You Need?

We suggest 50 Assorted Color Powder Packets. It’s plenty of powder for just about any sized family. Usually, the best results require 5-7 packets per family member. And you’ll likely have extra left over for future photo shoots and/or to wage a color war after the shoot.
Supporting Hands - Photo Shoots


Having an assistant on set will make everything easier. As the photographer, it’s challenging to throw powder and capture the shots at the same time! So if possible, recruit help in tossing the color packets. This also helps ensure the colors get tossed away from your gear. While a little powder shouldn’t hurt anything, it will cloud your lens and the rest of your shoot will have a dusty haze in every image. So… rally the troops and secure a tossing assistant!





Where and How to Toss Color Powder

Shoot outdoors with plenty of light. You’ll want to use a fast continuous shutter speed to capture the cloud of dust as it flies through the air. For those of you using smart-phones, utilize the burst mode to catch the quick sequence of images.

Safety First

Color powder is absolutely non-toxic, but it’s also not comfortable if you get it in your eyes… and it won’t taste delicious either. Just like any unwelcomed debris on your eyeballs, you can flush it with water or eye drops. But, water will put a literal damper on the color powder, so use it sparingly.



Creative Direction
Vibrant colors are really exciting. It’s like a visual sugar rush! No matter how old you are, there’s a degree of self-control required to not go rainbow-wild the minute it lands in your hands. So we suggest starting slow, curated, and with clear creative direction. Tell your family the vision and show images of what you want to create. Inspire everyone so they know how to participate together! That said, the best candid shots usually happen during the color-chaos portion of the shoot. So, eventually let everyone get crazy with it, and then watch the magic happen.

Age Restriction?
Sure, age is just a number, but it’s something to consider. The kids featured in this shoot were two and five years old. While they had a lot of fun, their age determined what was possible to achieve as the photographer. Big brother was a total ham and spent most of the shoot trying to terrorize his twin sisters. The little girls were so mystified by the color that big brother’s antics didn’t faze them one bit – but they also were too busy to even bother smiling for the camera. But even though I couldn’t control everything, we still pulled off an awesome shoot with some winning memories and photos to prove it!
While the age of your subjects can sometimes redirect your creative vision, just keep it loose and stay open minded about what can happen when you just let the little ones play! It might just turn out better than you could have planned!

Color Powder Portraits: Pro-Tips For Pro Results
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There you have it! These simple tips are sure to deliver pro results with your color run powder shoot! When you try it out for yourself, be sure to share your images on our Facebook page! We’d love to see what you come up with!

Don’t limit your creativity and imagination to a single photo shoot. You can get your family’s hands busy and colorful at the same on other eventful activities such birthday parties, color powder gender reveal parties (with our gender reveal kit) , and many fun summer outings. Color Blaze has the best deals for you!

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Color Powder Portraits: Pro-Tips For Pro Results

gender reveal party supplies

Color Powder Portraits: Pro-Tips For Pro Results

The popularity of color powder has grown far beyond color runs, local festivities, and holiday traditions. In fact, it’s no secret among professional photographers that colored powder easily transforms a basic outdoor photo shoot into a magical afternoon of authentic smiles and good old-fashioned fun! So if you’re planning a family portrait session, we’ve got a few quick tips for successful shoots. The following guidelines apply to everyone behind the lens, from the seasoned camera professional to the enthusiastic smart-phone-a-grapher. Regardless of skill level, you’ll undoubtedly produce awesome results with our quick tips!

How Much Colored Powder Will You Need?

We suggest 50 Assorted Color Powder Packets. It’s plenty of powder for just about any sized family. Usually, the best results require 5-7 packets per family member. And you’ll likely have extra left over for future photo shoots and/or to wage a color war after the shoot.

Supporting Hands – Photo Shoots

Having an assistant on set will make everything easier. As the photographer, it’s challenging to throw powder and capture the shots at the same time! So if possible, recruit help in tossing the color packets. This also helps ensure the colors get tossed away from your gear. While a little powder shouldn’t hurt anything, it will cloud your lens and the rest of your shoot will have a dusty haze in every image. So… rally the troops and secure a tossing assistant!

creative ways to reveal gender

Where and How to Toss Color Powder

Shoot outdoors with plenty of light. You’ll want to use a fast continuous shutter speed to capture the cloud of dust as it flies through the air. For those of you using smart-phones, utilize the burst mode to catch the quick sequence of images.

holi powder

Safety First

Color powder is absolutely non-toxic, but it’s also not comfortable if you get it in your eyes… and it won’t taste delicious either. Just like any unwelcomed debris on your eyeballs, you can flush it with water or eye drops. But, water will put a literal damper on the color powder, so use it sparingly.

color packets

Creative Direction

Vibrant colors are really exciting. It’s like a visual sugar rush! No matter how old you are, there’s a degree of self-control required to not go rainbow-wild the minute it lands in your hands. So we suggest starting slow, curated, and with clear creative direction. Tell your family the vision and show images of what you want to create. Inspire everyone so they know how to participate together! That said, the best candid shots usually happen during the color-chaos portion of the shoot. So, eventually let everyone get crazy with it, and then watch the magic happen.

blue powder

Age Restriction?

Sure, age is just a number, but it’s something to consider. The kids featured in this shoot were two and five years old. While they had a lot of fun, their age determined what was possible to achieve as the photographer. Big brother was a total ham and spent most of the shoot trying to terrorize his twin sisters. The little girls were so mystified by the color that big brother’s antics didn’t faze them one bit – but they also were too busy to even bother smiling for the camera. But even though I couldn’t control everything, we still pulled off an awesome shoot with some winning memories and photos to prove it!

While the age of your subjects can sometimes redirect your creative vision, just keep it loose and stay open minded about what can happen when you just let the little ones play! It might just turn out better than you could have planned!

Make It More Exciting with Color Blaze!

There you have it! These simple tips are sure to deliver pro results with your color powder shoot! When you try it out for yourself, be sure to share your images on our Facebook page! We’d love to see what you come up with!

Don’t limit your creativity and imagination to a single photo shoot. You can get your family’s hands busy and colorful at the same on other eventful activities such birthday parties, color powder gender reveal parties (with our gender reveal kit) , and many fun summer outings. Color Blaze has the best deals for you!

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Color Powder Scavenger Hunt And Backyard Color War

Color Powder Scavenger Hunt And Backyard Color War

The kids are out of school! It’s fun and relaxing doing nothing for a few days but after that you’ve got to come up with some creative ideas for summer outdoor fun! A unique activity is to host a backyard color war! One way to extend this activity and get them excited, is to stage a scavenger hunt where they follow clues to find their color gear! So much more fun than just handing over the goods!

Color powder race kits from Color Blaze work great because they come with so much fun gear – tattoos, bracelets, t-shirts, colored powder packets and bulk color powder depending on how many you order.



It is simple, and easy to do, while extending the fun and having an additional unique colorful experience! We asked one of our resident moms to host her own and here is what she came up with:

Color Powder Tools and Supplies

The supplies are pretty minimal. If you don’t want to go for the race kit you can just focus on these supplies.

1. Color Powder Packet Sample Kit: For our scavenger hunt we just had 6 neighborhood kids so I used three sample packet kits which provide different powder shades and plenty of color war powder to fill the bottles. Each bottle was the standard 8 ounce size and required about 2.5 packets to fill completely. If you’ve got a bigger group you might want to just go ahead and order the 50 assorted color powder packets – it is only about $10 more and you get a TON more!

2. Squeeze Bottles: These squeeze bottles are ideal for distributing more controlled amounts of powder. Draw pictures and even write words! Any soft plastic bottle will serve this project well- there are limitless options online. You could even recycle 20 ounce soda bottles and drill a hole in the cap! Use your imagination. You can sometimes find them at the dollar store or order online from a variety of vendors. Color Blaze carries the 24 ounce size if you want to go big!


3.Sidewalk Chalk


4. Treasure: The treasure can be anything from a special snack to a movie ticket! Get creative on this one. What might your kids want to find after the hunt!


The Setup | Colored Powder

She chose places where her and the kids spend time together and drew outlines of those places on the sidewalk around their home. Using sidewalk chalk from the dollar store, she kept the outlines simple. Those drawings directed the kids to actual locations where she hid a note with a handwritten clue sending the hunters to their next destination. Here are a couple of examples:





Treasure Hunt Showtime

She gave them each squeeze bottles to test and ensure they could make them work. Then explained that they were going on a treasure hunt! Along the way they would discover picture clues that needed their help by adding some extra color. Then, they searched for these places and found more clues that lead to a prize! For example, the picture of the tree meant there was a clue in the tree. They find the clue, color in the tree outline with their colored powder and move onto the next clue.





Treasure Found!

They had such a fun time walking around the neighborhood, seeing things in new ways and discovering help from friends along the journey! When they found the rest of their gear at the top of the steps, they were so excited! This adventure simply built even more fun into an already amazing activity!




Color War!

For the final event, each child was given a squeeze bottle full of color powder and let them go crazy in the backyard throwing powder on each other. Then when it’s all done, just turn on the sprinklers and clean up the kiddos and your lawn!



There is so much more you can organize to keep kids active while they are still out of school. For other tips on how to organize a fun run or other interesting ideas involving a rainbow explosion, call us!
Color Powder Scavenger Hunt And Backyard Color War


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Color Powder Scavenger Hunt And Backyard Color War

colored powder

Color Powder Scavenger Hunt And Backyard Color War

The kids are out of school! It’s fun and relaxing doing nothing for a few days but after that you’ve got to come up with some creative ideas for summer outdoor fun! A unique activity is to host a backyard color war! One way to extend this activity and get them excited, is to stage a scavenger hunt where they follow clues to find their color gear! So much more fun than just handing over the goods!

Color powder race kits from Color Blaze work great because they come with so much fun gears – tattoos, bracelets, t-shirts, colored powder packets and bulk color powder depending on how many you order.

color powder

It is simple, and easy to do, while extending the fun and have an additional unique colorful experience! We asked one of our resident moms to host her own and here is what she came up with:

Color Powder Tools and Supplies

color powder race kits

The supplies are pretty minimal. If you don’t want to go for the race kit you can just focus on these supplies.

  1. Color Powder Packet Sample Kit: For our scavenger hunt we just had 6 neighborhood kids so I used three sample packet kits which provide different powder shades and plenty of color war powder to fill the bottles. Each bottle was the standard 8 ounce size and required about 2.5 packets to fill completely. If you’ve got a bigger group you might want to just go ahead and order the 50 assorted color powder packets – it is only about $10 more and you get a TON more!
  2. Squeeze Bottles: These squeeze bottles are ideal for distributing more controlled amounts of powder. Draw pictures and even write words! Any soft plastic bottle will serve this project well- there are limitless options online. You could even recycle 20 ounce soda bottles and drill a hole in the cap! Use your imagination. You can sometimes find them at the dollar store or order online from a variety of vendors. Color Blaze carries the 24 ounce size if you want to go big!
  3. Sidewalk Chalk
  4. Treasure: The treasure can be anything from a special snack to a movie ticket! Get creative on this one. What might your kids want to find after the hunt!

The Setup | Colored Powder

She chose places where her and the kids spend time together and drew outlines of those places on the sidewalk around their home. Using sidewalk chalk from the dollar store, she kept the outlines simple. Those drawings directed the kids to actual locations where she hid a note with a handwritten clue sending the hunters to their next destination. Here are a couple of examples:

wholesale color powder

color war powder

Treasure Hunt Showtime

She gave them each squeeze bottles to test and ensure they could make them work. Then explained that they were going on a treasure hunt! Along the way they would discover picture clues that needed their help by adding some extra color. Then, they searched for these places and found more clues that lead a prize! For example, the picture of the tree meant there was a clue in the tree. They found the clue, color in the tree outline with their colored powder and move onto the next clue.

holi powder

Treasure Found!

They had such a fun time walking around the neighborhood, seeing things in new ways and discovering help from friends along the journey! When they found the rest of their gear at the top of the steps, they were so excited! This adventure simply built even more fun into an already amazing activity!

bulk color powder

Color War!

For the final event, each child was given a squeeze bottle full of color powder and let them go crazy in the backyard throwing powder on each other. Then when it’s all done, just turn on the sprinklers and clean up the kiddos and your lawn!

color war

There is so much more you can organize to keep kids active while they are still out of school. For other tips on how to organize a fun run or other interesting ideas involving a rainbow explosion, call us!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Set Up A 5k Color Fun Run With Color Blaze

ColorFun Run. Colored Events. Rainbow Skies. Do you have friends talking about a spectacular fun run downtown that has them grinning from ear to ear? Did you see pictures on your social media feed about teenagers and adults, children even, partying out in the streets while participating in a friendly race? Do you ever wonder how fun it can be to join a color fun run 5K and what this hype is all about?

The themed distance runs aren't just about crossing the finish line , it's a happy and friendly activity for everyone looking to have a different kind of fun. This is a craze everyone, especially the young adults, find more relaxing and addicting.

Why would they find it relaxing? What makes the colored runs so fun? What draws people into joining these friendly runs wherever they may be? What's the secret behind it?



So, What Is A Color Fun Run and What Are Colored Powders?

What is the purpose of a color fun run? What does it support? Does it have a meaning or a cause? Is it beneficial? How so? What's in it for you?

This type of event emphasizes fun over competition, socialization over social individualism. Usually, the themed race has no winners or prizes, but runners are showered with colored powder, made of food-grade corn starch that is 100% biodegradable, at stations along the run. It's open to first time runners, families, children, and groups. The event is for both runners and walkers. Many of the participants may be first timers and haven't participated in a race before.

Organizers may partner with national or local charity or may be raising funds for a specific cause  with proceeds often going to a children's hospital, local shelter or charitable organization.  The cause may vary and may be of smaller scale, but the purpose is to provide fun while raising funds.

Why It's Fun – Color Fun Run 5k

Have you heard of colored powder?  It can completely change a seemingly ordinary event into the most-sought after, worldwide trend. Who wouldn't want to be covered with vibrant colors and still blend into a sea of multicolored faces?

Inspired by the holi powder from the famous Holi Festival in India which is a celebration of spring and good fortune; this colorful powder is a completely safe product. It is made from cornstarch. Color Blaze's powders are made with FDA approved and FD&C grade food and cosmetic dyes.

This will mostly likely become your favorite kind of dust. It won't matter if your makeup is ruined, if your hair becomes a mess, or if your clothes are beyond recognition. Once you participate in a color fun run, shaking it out of your system might not be the easiest thing to do. The fun will stick with you like gum to a shoe.

How To Host Your Own Run

Colored powder races often turn out to be a big event wherever they're held, this is due to the huge number of willing participants who want to take part in the bright and bold parade of colorful powders.

Setting up your own fun run is a not an arduous task! We can help in the conceptualization of events by sharing fundraising ideas that have worked for other organizers and provide tips on hosting your own 5k color fun run on our popular blog post!

Be Bold. Be Brilliant.

We are your supplier for fun colors! We provide the colored powder for:
  • Fun Runs
  • Color Wars
  • Photo Shoots
  • Pep Rallies
  • Birthday Parties
  • Sorority Sisterhood Events
  • Gender Reveals and more!
We deliver high quality products fast for your convenience. Color Blaze can fill your brightest, boldest, colored powder dreams! Ready to make your first order? Call us today for a smooth order process!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

How Much Color Powder Do You Need?

Three of the most significant concerns you may have about color fun runs: How to host your own color fun run? Just How Much Color Powder Do I Need To Order? and Where do I purchase Color Powder?

 

Start at the Beginning - How Does a Color Fun Run Work?

 

A color fun run is much like your normal fun run except for one outstanding factor -  runners get showered with color powder at several checkpoints throughout the race. The locations where the hippie powder is tossed on the runners are called Color Stations. In general, course is set out with 3 to 5 color stations on both sides, each assigned with a specific shade: either yellow, red, orange, or blue powder. Assign 2 to 4 volunteers per station to toss color powder on every racer that passes by.

 

Tossing the Color Powder

 

There are two incredible techniques of tossing the colored chalk powder. One is to utilize little dixie cups filled with powder to throw at the trunners. The other is to use squeeze bottles filled with powder and use it to splash powder onto the participants. Only aim from the shoulders down -- never toss it straight at somebody's face, always avoid directly tossing it to the face and eyes. Most of those who organize a fun run and color fun run how to inquiries go for one color per station. But if you want to get creative, go ahead!

 

Exactly What is Color Powder Made of?

 

At Color Blaze we make our colored powder from Cornstarch. The powder's active ingredients are food grade Cornstarch and FDA and FD&C authorized Food and Cosmetic dyes. That's it! It's safe and simple to wash up with a little soap and water.

 

How Much Color Powder Do I Need?

 

The goal of hosting a color fun run events is to cover participants with technicolors. How much will it cost you? The amount will depend on the total number of participants in the race. Strategizing for how to plan a color fun run is as important as giving your runners an experience they will never forget.

 

Where To Buy Color Powder?

 

Color Powder are usually sold in bulk and wholesale packages. Color Blaze is one of the leading supplier of colored powders! We sell them in 5 lbs packets to 50 lbs bag. Just like Race Kits are for run fun events, we also have a baby gender reveal specific packages. Not only that, we also have a friendly customer support who are armed with rich information on creative ways to reveal gender, fundraiser events or cute gender reveal ideas, and tips for a successful color fun run!