In a Haze – Atomic Tips

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I get asked a lot ‘how do you get that hazy summer look to images?’…  Here’s how to without post processing:

1.  Forget all the usual rules about the light facing your subject.

2. Check when the sun is rising or going down – and get yourself out around 40 mins before that time.

3. Place your subject between the sun rise / sunset and yourself, with the sun behind the subject.

4. Play around with your settings to achieve the type of haze you want – the above image was taken around 20 mins before sunset in Paris, with a shutter speed of 1/125, and f5.0 and no flash.  You could use flash to achieve a more halo effect around the subject, or increase your ISO to create a bright ethereal effect.

5.  Have fun breaking the rules!  Shoot using the settings YOU like the results from 🙂

Happy shooting!

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