How Haze Can Make for Great Outdoor Photographs

Managing how your camera captures light often means taking opportunities that nature throws at you. One such opportunity is a hazy day. If you manage to get it when golden hour is happening some great things can happen with your photographs. We think this collection demonstrates nicely what can be done with a bit of haze. Share your own in the comments!


haze with horse by e³°°°, on Flickr


Boring but peaceful by Mizrak, on Flickr


Fifteen Miles Of Haze by peasap, on Flickr



december sunrise by e³°°°, on Flickr


Haze and Niesen by doegox, on Flickr


Dust Storm Sweeps City by Aristocrats-hat, on Flickr


Sepia Surf by Crinity, on Flickr


Purple Haze by skycaptaintwo, on Flickr


Untitled by eflon, on Flickr


Un pò de “il nulla” by BaileyMary, on Flickr


Walchensee by muitosabao, on Flickr


Haze & mountains by doegox, on Flickr


Untitled by eflon, on Flickr


Far from the madding crowd by KittyKaht, on Flickr


Blue haze by (Argia Sbolenfi), on Flickr


Sunrise on a frozen winter morning by net_efekt, on Flickr


Hazy morning by JanetR3, on Flickr


Sunrise on a frozen winter morning by net_efekt, on Flickr


Morning Mood by kayugee, on Flickr


Sa Pa Sunrise by spencer341b, on Flickr


Seven Sisters by BrightonPiers, on Flickr

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20 thoughts on “How Haze Can Make for Great Outdoor Photographs

  1. Kathryn

    Through the photos in this blog, I understand how haze can make a photo look different. Without it, the photo would just be another ordinary snapshot but the haze gave it a deeper and more mysterious appeal, which is usually difficult to obtain.

    This blog is really helpful. It gave me more ideas on what I should do and when I should start taking photos.

  2. Theresa

    I greatly enjoyed the article and photos enclosed and I’ve often kept photos that others might have tossed, because the “haze” gives another emotional dimension to the piece.

  3. Colin Burt

    China is the home of haze. This shot in Shanghai container terminal. [img]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6216/6352692438_da419b2b55_m.jpg[/img]

  4. Walter Johannesen

    I also have tried to photograph in the haze:
    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/25834184@N04/3936241751/in/set-72157613663683035[/img]
    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/25834184@N04/5465420947/in/set-72157606405826369[/img]
    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/25834184@N04/6272245084/in/set-72157627832888707[/img]

  5. Colin Burt

    @Rich July 22nd. If the image is on Flickr, as many are, go to the Flickr image , click on it to get the bigger version of it. Click on Actions. Drop down menu offers ‘View Exif data’. Click on that to reveal all the camera settings. Provided of course that the creator of the image left them there to be uploaded ! Sometimes they get lost in post processing.

  6. Janita

    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/jc__photography/7554675126/in/set-72157627922791596[/img]

    Here is my hazy picture of a giraffe. It was taken as the fog rolled in on an early morning game drive in South Africa on my honeymoon.

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