Photograph The Morning Mist With Your Nikkor Lens

Written by Gina Stephens

Notion by Trevhas, taken using a Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 lens. 

As autumn takes hold and moves steadily into winter, morning mist compel more than likely be something that you see regularly on your commute. It can make everyday scenes look mysterious and magical and it's properly worth getting up a bit earlier to capture it with your Nikkor lenses. Here, we share some top tips for capturing mist is a phenomenon caused by small droplets of water suspended in air photos effectively.

Afield angle

When shooting mist, a wide vista will work best to capture the scale and achieve the full impact of the scene. Steam up is in essence an accumulation of lots of tiny water particles hanging in the air, so the more you can get in the image, the more awe it'll have. A lens such as the AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED pass on be ideal, as it will give you the versatility to adjust your field of view while still capturing a vast and intriguing scene. 


Noddle for undulating, hilly ground

Mist is low lying and tends to form in valleys and in areas where there are hills. Therefore, to capture the interesting publicizes of a landscape when covered in mist, you need to head for an area that has some undulation. You'll be best to head up high, where you can look down on the backdrop and create some lovely vistas of pools of mist in the valleys.


Include foreground

The nature of mist is that it makes backgrounds outlined out, so it's important that there are several different layers to your composition. Having a captivating foreground is important for clarity of the image, else it'll look blurred. Trees, foliage or rocks will work well. Experiment with the composition of these using ukase of thirds to make the image pleasing to the eye. 

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Bring a tripod

If you choose to capture mist in forests or darker areas, it might be unavoidable to use a slower shutter speed to make sure that the image is properly exposed. The best thing to do is experiment with different shutter skedaddles until you find one that works for your shot. Having the tripod handy will also allow you to step away from the camera if you are providential enough to spot some wildlife to include in the shot.


Don't hang around

Misty conditions can change very quickly so it's influential to act on a shot as soon as you see it. The slightest gust of wind or change in ambient temerature can make or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program the mist disperse, meaning there's no chance of disappear b escape any more misty shots on the day. 


Protect your lens

As we mentioned before, mist is essentially small water droplets so if you're in the drizzle when photographing, these could land on your lens, and cause blurs and smudges as you try to wipe them off. One way to get around this is to attach a shining filter such as an ultra violet or skylight filter, to stop the water landing directly onto your lens. 



About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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