I don’t often get to shoot fog, but I got a chance last March. For those of you new to shooting fog:
- increase your exposure around 1 stop since your meter will try to drop the brightness of the fog to a middle gray
- and increase your contrast to make near objects pop more.
Here is a comparison between default exposure and using these tweaks:
For those of you interested, here is a comparison between:
- Just the exposure change and
- With both exposure change and contrast changes.
(The difference is more prominent without WordPress’s slideshow dark fade feature which I would love to turn off.)
Good luck and go shoot some fog!
FYI These variations were done using Fuji’s in-camera RAW post processing.