Toma Bonciu has a real sense for dramatic landscape photography, but what's more, the Romanian landscape photographer is willing to share his experience and knowledge through videos posted on YouTube. Check out his eight tips on taking photos in the fog.
While it's really hard to make a good image from within a forest, there are some things that you can do to minimize the clutter, and see the forest's beautiful trees. Shooting with a longer lens for example, gives you the ability to straighten the vertical lines that trees possess, and helps to compress perspective. But the most important lesson I've learned when shooting forest scenes, is to come back in misty conditions. A foggy forest increases apparent distance between subjects, therefore increasing depth in your image.
The one thing you do need to prepare for, is to get up early, and be ready before the sun rises. But after sunrise, the mist quickly dissipates. For a successful shoot that conjures up all kinds of fairytales and fantasy movies, it's critical that you time your arrival well.
Check out Bonciu's latest video on taking great images in the fogged-up forest, but be sure to also add his post-processing videos to "watch later." Bonciu's channel on YouTube is a treasure trove of solid tips and guidelines to spice up your photography and processing, and I'm sure this great photographer will help you a great deal!