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Winter Photography

Well we haven’t gotten any snow here in the Chicagoland area so far this year. I believe less than two inches to date and its already the middle of January. So, I’ve dug into previous years photo’s to come up with some winter scenes.

McDowell Grove

Snow Scene

Japanese Garden b/w

Lake Falls



Having Fun In The Fog

Knowing your camera’s settings can help in getting the shot. Shooting in the fog is really not any different than any other other shooting conditions, if you know how to set it up. This on the right, was shot early in the morning and very foggy. Don’t be afraid of your kit lens, it can produce some very good results! This was shot with my 18-55 at 40mm. I almost always shoot aperture priority, in this case I set it at f/5.6, bumped the ISO to 200 to get a shutter speed of 1/200.

This shot on the left, was taken about an hour after the above shot. The sun was trying to break up the fog.I switched to my 50mm prime because its much faster than the kit lens. I figured being in the woods, in the fog, I might need a faster shutter to get a sharp picture. As it turned out, I probably really didn’t need it but I do love the nifty fifty.Camera settings for this was 50mm, f/2.2, ISO 100, giving me a shutter speed of 1/800.

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