Old 10-29-2008, 04:45 AM   #1
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Hi Guys, I'm interested in working with the fog I have in my area. I live in a valley as well as near a river, so I get my fair share of thick fog in the mornings. Was just kinda curious as to what type of ISO settings, aperture, shudder speeds, ect. I should be using to capture a stopped train in the thick morning fog.

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Old 10-29-2008, 05:10 AM   #2
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Go out there one morning and experiment

The same rules apply as they would anywhere else - make sure your shutter's quick enough to stop the action (1/200th or faster perhaps), keep the ISO as low as you can (probably 200-400 depending on the light), and the aperture as open as you can without reducing your depth of field too much.

If you've got too much light colored fog I imagine it could effect your meter readings, so be cautious.

But... get out there and try it. You'll learn more in one morning (even if trains don't roll by) there then you possibly could in a morning in front of your computer.
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The camera will try to make the fog 18% gray, try this set the exposer comp. to + 1 to +1.5 stops, take test shots, more light, will light the train right and the fog white. You may still have to work in PS to get it just right.
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If you've got too much light colored fog I imagine it could effect your meter readings, so be cautious.
Colored fog? Wow, that must look pretty sweet!
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Colored fog? Wow, that must look pretty sweet!
That would be pretty groovy
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Sunday was really the first time I have shot fog, my average shutter speed was 1/125 to 1/200 with iso of 200 and an aperture of 5.6. I had the oppertunity to set up test exposures while waiting on the train. Higher iso's also would help out a lot from keeping the headlights blown out(like in one of my pics). A freind and fellow contributor gave me that tip. Experiment as what has been said here. Best part is unlike direct sunlight where you only have the ability to shoot a train going in a certain direction, with fog you can shoot in either direction.
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