How Haze Can Make for Great Outdoor Photographs

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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!

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haze with horse by e³°°°, on Flickr

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Boring but peaceful by Mizrak, on Flickr

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Fifteen Miles Of Haze by peasap, on Flickr

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december sunrise by e³°°°, on Flickr

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Haze and Niesen by doegox, on Flickr

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Dust Storm Sweeps City by Aristocrats-hat, on Flickr

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Sepia Surf by Crinity, on Flickr

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Purple Haze by skycaptaintwo, on Flickr

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Untitled by eflon, on Flickr

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

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Walchensee by muitosabao, on Flickr

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Haze & mountains by doegox, on Flickr

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Untitled by eflon, on Flickr

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Far from the madding crowd by KittyKaht, on Flickr

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Blue haze by (Argia Sbolenfi), on Flickr

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Sunrise on a frozen winter morning by net_efekt, on Flickr

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Hazy morning by JanetR3, on Flickr

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Sunrise on a frozen winter morning by net_efekt, on Flickr

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Morning Mood by kayugee, on Flickr

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Sa Pa Sunrise by spencer341b, on Flickr

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Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography pushed him into building this fantastic place, and you can get to know him better here

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.

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.

@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.

Sometimes we think “it’s foggy, nothing to shoot”, but the reality is there are some great pictures to be had if you try!

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