Using Fog and Autumn Leaves to Create Stunning Landscape Photos

Using Fog and Autumn Leaves to Create Stunning Landscape Photos - Read Photos

29 October 2020


Fall is a favorite time of many landscape photographers, as the changing leaves transform the outdoors into vibrant washes of color and texture. Fog can be another great addition to the already compelling scenes, and this fantastic video discusses choosing the correct settings and the importance of patience in getting the best possible photos.

Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this excellent video follows him as he works on images using a combination of fall colors and fog and discusses his choices of settings and the role of patience in getting the photos he wants. I have always enjoyed working with fog, not only because it simply gives your images a different, more ethereal look, but also because it creates a natural roll-off effect. Instead of using depth of field to isolate subjects, you can use a narrow aperture to keep the entire frame sharp while letting the fog create a natural isolating effect with distance. On top of that, it creates an extremely soft and diffuse light. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Danson.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi."