I recently picked up a few pounds of powdered paint. I knew I wanted to see the paint explode off my models face, and this is what I captured. I used 1 and only 1 light. I used the Elinchrom BRX 500 (B&H) at full power as to be able to freeze the motion in the powder. Directly next to the model I had a silver reflector to fill in shadows.
I had my assistant stand just behind the light and throw the paint. I wanted to light the paint from the side to get as much texture as possible.
1/125, F/11, ISO:100