Low fog photography

Low Fog Photography

Low fog photography is hard to time. But there’s nothing like shooting a low fog event. To my surprise one occurred in Las Vegas last week – a rarity to say the least.

I have shot many low fog events in Los Angeles and they never cease to amaze me. Low fog is caused when the dew point and temperature are within 4 degrees of each other. It’s hard to predict but easy to time a few days prior if you have an advanced weather app (they are all advanced now).

The beauty of a low fog event is that’s it’s fleeting – here one second and gone the next. Some last for hours and some dissipate as the wind rolls through. The best compositions usually involve peaks that appear and reappear through the clouds. Cityscapes also provide a great experience.

Here are three locations that are sure to provide a mesmerizing low fog experience:

  1. The Golden Gate Bridge
  2. Downtown Los Angeles as seen from Griffith Park
  3. Yosemite Valley after a stormYosemite Valley after a storm
  4. Cliffside Malibu
  5. The Space Needle in Seattle

If you can’t make it to one of these locations just keep an eye out for fog and then look for a composition that suits your taste. The Grand Canyon and Monument Valley also provide a rare chance to see low fog swishing in and out of the canyons. It all depends on a little luck and patience — as do all things in photography 😉

The reason last week’s low fog event in Vegas was so special was because it occurred right after a snow storm . Two elements converged to create a spectacle to say the least.

Here’s a video from a low fog event in Yosemite in 2018

See told ya 🙂

Here are the photos I mentioned earlier in the post . I hope you enjoy them — feel free to ask any questions in the comments below!

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