Clouds and mists are a relatively special landscape in natural scenery, and are often photographed in photography themes. The beauty of clouds and mists lies in their occlusion and appearance, which makes the unobstructed landscape looming through the clouds and mists, presenting the audience with a kind of blurred beauty. In addition, the beauty of clouds and mists lies in the changes. As the clouds and mists drift and change, the scenery is constantly changing.
Because the fog drifts with the wind, the scenery in the clouds and fog is looming, making the picture look very layered. If the fog is used properly, the picture will also look very artistic. Shooting clouds and fog can often produce unique films, so how do we shoot?
Catch the moment
When the sun just rises, the morning fog begins to gradually descend. At this time, we must hurry to shoot, because after the sun rises, the beautiful scenery will dissipate quickly, so we must seize the time to shoot.
Sometimes, because the fog is too thick, the sun fails to break through the fog. At this time, there will be no obvious illumination on the ground scene, and the picture shows a weak tone effect of neutral gray. At this time, the artistic conception effect of the picture is the best, so this situation is The perfect moment for your creative shoot, take it well.
When shooting relatively heavy clouds, appropriately reducing some exposure compensation can reduce the brightness of the sky and clouds, obtain a better sense of layering, and increase the volume and heaviness of the clouds. In addition, it can also make the scene in the picture more colorful.
Contrast of cold hue and warm hue
The sun's rays at the horizon render some of the sea of clouds a warm hue, while elsewhere the sky and sea of clouds take on a cooler hue. The contrast between cold and warm colors is strong, which increases the sense of space and perspective of the picture, and highlights the subject of clouds and fog.
Adjust camera parameters over time
Before the sun comes out, due to the high color temperature, the fog photographed tends to have a bluish tint, and such a bluish tint is also quite beautiful. But if you want to get rid of the blue tint, use the Cloudy White Balance mode to add a yellow tint and make the fog appear white.
When the sun sticks out and the sun shines on the fog, it will make part of the fog appear reddish-yellow. This low color temperature is also a normal response to the low color temperature of natural light. As the sun gradually rises, the color temperature of the light will also tend to be normal; at this time, as long as you use the camera's automatic white balance function, you can get a more normal color reproduction.
Use the foreground to enhance the sense of hierarchy
No matter what angle you shoot a cloud or a sea of clouds, it will leave a large blank area, so that the element of the cloud cannot be highlighted. Therefore, it is necessary to do some composition in the picture when taking cloud and fog photography. When shooting, you should look for the foreground, use your imagination and creativity, fully express the atmosphere of clouds and fog, and make it contrast with the scenery of clouds and fog. In this way, you can get creative ideal works.