Lost in Fog – Photographing the Foggy Landscape
Sunday, October 15, 2023 7:30 PM

This webinar is part of the Fred & Edie Greene Speaker Series

Lost in Fog – Photographing the Foggy Landscape
Ed McGuirk

Fog is often referred to as the “Photographers Best Friend”, and is a wonderful element to include in landscape images. Fog has many moods that can add a lot of drama and emotion to images. Fog can be soft, delicate, and very ethereal looking. Or it can create very moody and mysterious looking images. Fog can simplify images by reducing distractions and softening backgrounds. It can also be used to isolate subjects, and create a sense of depth in compositions.

This program will cover the technical, creative and post-processing aspects of photographing foggy landscapes, including the following topics;

– What is fog, and what causes it to occur
– How to evaluate weather conditions to predict when fog is likely to occur.
– What are the different types of fog, and what places do they occur
– Simplifying compositions and backgrounds with fog.
– Using fog to create a sense of depth in compositions.
– Emphasizing light with fog (sunbeams and backlit fog).
– How to use fog to add mood, emotion and drama to your images.
– In-field shooting strategies to get better fog images
– Post-processing fog images using Lightroom

Ed McGuirk is a Massachusetts based landscape and nature photographer whose work concentrates on New England. He belongs to the Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers and the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists. His work has earned numerous honors, including the Lynn Salon’s Videtta Award, NECCC Nature Image of the Year, Highly Commended in the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year, and NPN’s Nature Photographer of the Year in 2021. Ed’s work has been published in “Outdoor Photographer”, “Nature Photographers.net” and other publications. To see more of Ed’s work, visit his website at http://www.edmcguirkphoto.com

Non-members of the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia can register for the presentation using the following link: Registration through Eventbrite

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