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How to Fog Photograph

Usually, when photographing landscapes such as in mountainous areas, there is fog, right, but when you take the photo you can't see it... Let's try the method below!

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Photo by : Yoshio Shinkai
EOS 5DS R/ EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM/ FL: 117mm/ Aperture-priority AE (f/16, 1/45 sec., EV±0)/ ISO 100/ WB: Daylight

1. Use a telephoto zoom lens

Usually when photographing landscapes we use a wide lens to make it look wider, but it turns out in this case, the foggy area isn't really visible, KEE friends. When switching to a telephoto lens, fog is more visible because telephoto lenses have an inherent distance compression effect that makes distant objects appear closer to us.

Apart from that, you also need to choose an interesting composition so that it doesn't seem flat. Under certain conditions the compression effect creates depth. In the photo above elements of aerial perspective (objects whose color contrasts less with the background that appears further away from us, can be used to create the illusion of depth) such as mountains and fog in the distance, take up a larger proportion of the photo.

2. Choose a focal length that provides the best view

It is important for you to determine the focal length that has the best balance. For example, in this photo, if the focal length is too long, the trees will look more dominant in the photo. But if the focal length is too short, the haze layer is less prominent and less eye-catching.

Using a focal length of 182mm

The trees at the back look bigger and more dominant. In addition, details such as wild plants and dry grass are more clearly visible.


Using a focal length of 55mm

Using a wider angle can make the photo look wider but doesn't have a dramatic effect on the fog.

Tips to pay attention to:

1. Make the fog more attractive

The contrast of the fog is low, so the photographer places it in the center of the photo composition so that it becomes the main focus when viewing the photo.

2. Capture the foreground in detail

The photographer used a narrow aperture (F/16) to capture the blooming flowers in the foreground and make them look more detailed (the dew on the flowers can be seen).

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