How to Predict the Most Important Factor for Incredible Forest Photography

There are many things you need to consider when you do forest photography. However, there is one special factor that gives that extra spice to your forest scenes. In this video, I will show you how to get it.

In my latest video, I visit one of my favorite places to do forest photography. If there was ever a more fairytale-like part of Denmark, I surely would like to know. The trees in this small section of a larger forest have got their shape from continuously being cut down, eaten by cattle, and exposed to the salty, moist air, as they are located close to the sea. Although the trees are beautifulĀ themselves and their shapes stand out, it is when you can combine the scene with a good, dense layer of fog magic happens. Even in Denmark, fog is not a common phenomenon, so predicting it is crucial to get that extra spice for your forest photography.

In the video, I show how to compose different scenes, I rant aboutĀ trees cutting in, but most importantly, I show how I am usually successful in predicting fog. I use a good combination of weather service apps and websites. As I live in Denmark, the Danish Meteorological Institute is an obvious source, so you will need to find your best local weather forecast station. On top of that, I use different apps. ClearOutside is a fantastic tool once you get to know it, as it has many hourly indicators for both fog, dew point, humidity, and low clouds. is also a great app to use, and especially in combination with ClearOutside. Windy gives you a top-down hourly view of the countryside, showing where you can experience fog, clouds, and low wind. I show exactly how I use them in the video above, so be sure to check it out.

Do you have any tips for predicting fog? Be sure to share them below.

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Danish Fine Art Landscape Photographer and YouTuber. He is taking photos all over the world but the main focus is the cold, rough, northern part of Europe. His style is somewhere in between dramatic and colorful fantasy and Scandinavian minimalism. Be sure to check out his YouTube channel for epic landscape photography videos from around the world.

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