Have you ever taken pictures when it’s foggy? If so, you may have noticed that the fog blurs the light source(s) in your image. This “fog” effect can can be created anytime with a lens filter for your DSLR called a Fog Filter!
A fog filter will add a soft glow/flare to the image. It will also lower the contrast and the sharpness of the image. A good use for a fog filter is when you are attempting to show the user how humid an area is. A good fog filter can be found online for under $30.
One disadvantage to a fog filter is that these filters cannot recreate the effects of strong fog because the image becomes too fuzzy. To recreate a strong fog you need to buy a double fog filter, which produces a milder flare and softening characteristics that the standard fog filter cannot produce. You may also find them listed as Fog1, Fog2, and Fog3, for varying degrees of fog effects. Double fog filters can be found online for under $40.
Until next time, Happy Shuttering!