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As the season changes, so do the lights, and with the arrival of autumn, the fog reappears in a small area, providing a great opportunity to take very different photos with a very special atmosphere.

What’s more, fog reduces contrast, and what is enhanced by the sensor in our photo doesn’t show as much subtlety and contrast as the human eye. As a result, it gives dark, pale contrasts that create dull, even sad images.

Finally, fog causes noise in the image and doesn’t compromise on any spots on your sensor – fog in the image is a bit of a nuisance.

Here are 6 tips from my experience for good photos:

  1. Présentation :

In reality, fog tends to homogenize the light in the scene, and thecamera will tend to lighten or darken the image too much, depending on how the camera’s exposure is disturbed.

  1. Sensibilité :

Be careful not to increase sensitivity too much, so that the water droplets forming the fog form a homogeneous mass.

  1. Composition :

To make your shot more interesting, frame it in such a way as to accentuate the fog phenomenon and the fact that it really envelops the panorama.

  1. Observation :

The basic technique for fog photography may surprise you, but for me it’s essentially a matter of observing the actual colors and contrasts of the scene I’m photographing, then fixing them in my memory to do them justice in post-processing.

  1. Post-processing :

Post-processing to restore true color and contrast, but also to remove sensor marks! Indeed, fog generates large areas of neutral gray in your shot, perfect for showing up any spots on your camera, especially if you choose a small aperture.

As far as contrast and color are concerned, keep colors light and contrasts low. It’s important to preserve the original atmosphere of the fog that lays a cotton veil over the scene before us.

  1. Anticiper les bonnes occasions :

To get the best fog shots, you have to wake up very early! This will be the best time to encounter pleasant foggy situations.

If not, take your camera with you as often as possible. That way, as you drive to work in the early hours of the morning, you might be lucky enough to stop for a few minutes on your way to photograph a pretty scene or an interesting atmosphere surrounded by the morning fog.