Foggy photography: Take advantage of foggy conditions to capture distinct, moody images


posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 2:30 PM EST


Fog is an interesting weather condition for photography. It robs images of sharpness and color, for starters, but it can add a lot of mood and drama to a scene as well. Tony and Chelsea Northrup have specific locations in mind for fog and during a recent dreary day, they packed up and headed out.

What makes a scene particularly good for foggy photography? Strong shapes, leading lines and interesting patterns are good candidates. It's important to ensure that your subject is close to you, however, as distant subjects will simply fade away into gray.

Exposure can be tricky to nail in the fog, so don't be afraid to experiment with your exposure compensation or perhaps try full manual exposures. White balance can also be tricky for your camera to accurately meter during fog, so be sure to shoot RAW if you don't already.

(Via Tony and Chelsea Northrup)