Photography Tip: Shooting Fog

Foggy forest stream photo by Tim Wells

Taking photos of fog is one of those situations where the light meter in your camera is always tricked and needs a bit of help.

Fog is like a big white blanket, and when the camera light meter evaluates a foggy scene and sees a big blanket of white, it thinks the scene is overexposed and adjusts accordingly. The camera doesn’t know that there is meant to be a big blanket of white and the result is the exposure…