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Shooting on a foggy day

Lots of people think its got to be a sunny day to get great photographs.  But some of the most evocative images are made in transitional light or inclement weather.

Fog is one of my favorite conditions to shoot in.  The light wraps around objects and envelopes them a soft, lovely atmosphere.  And it creates a sense of depth that comes from the loss of definition the further away from the camera the subject is.  That means you can really separate your main subject from the background, and in a way much different that by using depth of field, for example.

One suggestion is to consider the White Balance while making exposures in this kind of light.  You could go with Auto White Balance (AWB), but I generally prefer to shoot with Daylight or maybe even a Tungsten setting.  Using the Daylight setting tends to make the image a bit bluer (Tungsten even more so), and as a result creates a more mysterious or cold quality to the photography.

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    This inclement weather is my all time favorite which i always wanted to spend with my dear one. And capture such places with sweet memories in the photographs is an amazing thing. I would like to have it most of the time.
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    Foggy day doesn't let us capture clear shots but experienced photographers can use that fog for their beautiful shots. We need creative and better ideas for photo shoot in winter.
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