How to Take Photos of Fog
We love the magical forests of the Pacific Northwest, especially the way the mist rolls through the forest. We're guessing you have similar moments of natural beauty where you live. We did a little research, and today we want to share three tips with you for how to take photos of fog.
- Using a DSLR or other camera with manual control will allow you to take the best photos, as you will be able to adapt your exposures to fog.
- Mist and fog can reflect light, tricking the camera's light meter and causing underexposed photos. To fix this, adjust your positive exposure compensation by +1 or +2.
- For magical, mysterious fog photos, shoot longer exposures by using slower shutter speeds.
Want to try out these tips? Grab your camera and get out in the very early morning or late evening when the temperature is getting very cold. Or try heading to the coast where the cool sea air meets the warmer air coming off of the land. Fog can be elusive but the stunning photos make it worth the adventure.
Resources and Further Reading:
How to take photos in fog, mist or haze
Fog photography: The Basics
How to take photos when it's foggy
Awesome atmospheric fog photos via Lightstalking