Photography Composition Tips – Practise in the fog
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Photography Composition Tips – Practise in the fog

September 14, 2019

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  1. Yep, another great video. Took the camera out and visited the local 'boneyard' as you call it – very pleased with results – B&W using Google's free NIK Silver whatever… thanks again.

  2. Great work Mike. Making something out of nothing. Showing people that there is no excuses because of weather that you can't go out and making photos. Thanks.

    Quick Question. was wondering how do you manage to record your camera live display while you're trying to take the picture? I find that to be a nice touch and allowing us the viewers the see what it is you'r looking at instead of just being the final picture.

  3. "I like fog"
    "As i'm getting old, I'm getting foggier and foggier"
    LMAO This whole vid is a quote mine of quick chuckles

  4. Another great video, thank you. Seeing the picture opportunity is the area I think I need to work on the most.
    PS: You definitely are bonkers, but in a good way lol.

  5. Get your "picture radar buzzing!" Lol…I can't tell how much I can relate to that comment. I recently went out to a local flower garden call Vines Mansion in Loganville GA, and getting my picture radar buzzing was my ultimate goal. But like in your situation Mike the sky was overcast and I too found myself taking pictures with low shutter speeds. In situations of low-light what is the most import part of the triangle to pay attention to, to get that dramatic picture? ISO, F/stop or Speed? Love the boneyard shot, I was saying to myself; "com'on already go vertical would ya!" Thanks again Mike for an awesome video. Love your perspective on things.

  6. I have to say its scary how much alike we think. Whenever I am walking through one of the parks near my home I will stop and look at something that everyone else is walking by, for example a rotting old tree trunk. The looks I get as people are walking by is amusing to say the least. I guess we Browns or Brownes must be required to be slightly bonkers. By the way, there was another awesome shot opportunity in the bone yard as you were getting ready to move on. Behind you walking toward you was a dark figure on the walking path, shot in back and white that would have been an ominous photo. It reminded me of the iconic shot for the "Exorcist" film of the priest in the street outside of the house.

  7. Interesting tutorial, thank you for your humility in explaining the basic things that are sometimes overlooked.

  8. Fog of the miserable day :)Nice tutorial, I like also the fact that you don't crop images, I need to get rid of that habit now Thanks for sharing

  9. Great video …. would love to see the same type of lesson using a couple of prime lenses. What to take, how to adjust, etc. You could even do it on a nice day!

  10. Great video Mike, foggy days do provide quite nice diffused light to make colors pop. The downside to filming by yourself is missing opportunities, like the gentleman walking by you in the blood red coat at 13:26. Would have been a great subject matter against the foggy environment. Keep the awesome videos coming!!

  11. Hi, I am new to night photography, and I am wondering when I took a
    photo of the coastal pier light tower, it flashes a green light, but
    some how my photo came out as cyan blue, I used shutter priority and
    didn't change any settings, also I am using a nifty fifty lens wide
    open, help me please.

  12. I must say, your videos have given me a lot of insight as my journey into the realm of photography has unfolded. I have been using an old Fuji Finepix S1800 and Z700EXR which are not the best cameras, but they've given me some great photos as I've learned the systems inside and out and have taken most every opportunity to practice. I am not quick to purchase new gadgets or gear (as money isn't something that comes quickly), but I have recently purchased a Fuji Finepix HS50EXR and am currently awaiting its arrival.

    Some friends have asked why I bothered to buy such a camera, as it doesn't offer the ability to swap lenses. To which I simply replied with some photos I took using the S1800, and they quickly shut their gobs. I must admit that I had some reservations, at first, about whether I had made a mistake when I purchased that camera; but it all comes down to patience and practice. Also, I owe a decent portion of my steady advancement to you and your videos.

    Thank you. — Adrian T.

  13. Hi Mike, I just stumbled upon this video from six years ago:
    It's stunning how I got the sense of a very high quality video even the resolution was so bad back then. You're pretty amazing at talking and storytelling. I alway have the feeling that you really prepare your content well, so you don't waste the viewers time. That's very professional.

    Please keep up the good work! I'm always amazed when I see a new video from you on YouTube and can't await to watch it.

  14. Nice video Mike. Finding interesting images to take is without a doubt my biggest downfall. It's easy when everything is perfect like you say. Very inspirational.

  15. I've been watching your videos for a few years now Mike and always find them entertaining and informative, but this video has really motivated me to get out more and look for pictures even when it seems dull and grey outside. Thank you Mike.

  16. I LOVE going out in the fog to take photos. Especially when the street lights are on.
    And yes, I have taken off to the nearest graveyard on very foggy days and nights.

  17. Thank you so much, Mike.ย  I love your hands-on approach and being able to be privy to your thinking process. You are the most generous teacher.

  18. Still another winner from Mike, the best teacher on you tube..I think I even developed an English accent even though I was raised in Pittsburgh !

  19. Bloody hell Mike! All the time you mention "Use a tripod!". I am a "Big trouser wearing bloke" so I have done would you preach. Where is your tripod?

  20. the street with the lamp at the tomb stone scenario would have been a great shot too,Mike. Sorry but I saw that while you were trying the right exposition.

  21. Brilliant video and opening my eyes to taking time to find different variations of an image, moving…. Thank you.
    Can imagine a great image with the setting as at 7:00, shallow depth of field, with one or two people past the street light (going or coming) and one or two couple of car headlights coming just appearing from the corner.

  22. love your vids just found you today I'm an infant in the photog world I just baught a Canon 600d for 75 us dollars came with a18 to 55 kit and a55 to 200 and I just received. a50 mm 1.8 made by yunglou yeah I know cheap but the bokea thank you very much I will be watching all your vids your a good teacher not to fast thank you

  23. Great atmosphere in the shots. I love foggy stuff. A lot in Ireland too. Getting an xt-1 in a few weeks. All going to plan. I think that's what you using.

  24. You were talking about moving your focus point when you were shooting the blue bucket. Isn't it easier to focus and recompose the shot? I use the center focus 95% of the time. Just seems like an extra step to get the same result. Well Done Browne!

  25. Mike, I've only recently stumbled upon your channel and am loving the way you go about making your videos.
    Not only are they very educational, but also really fun to watch due to your humouress nature.

    Keep up the great work ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. Letยดs get foggy ๐Ÿ™‚
    I really liked this video, because I recently was so thrilled by the "bad" weather we had. Sadly I didnยดt bring the camera. So what did I learn? Never be afraid of the weather and do not forget your equipment!

  27. Mike i see you name on all your shots is that digitally done by the camera as that would be indeed very handy for prevention of copyright

  28. I really like it the most in your videos when you set up to find this kind of mundane subjects, like the minimalistic pigeons and the bucket. It's edgy and more challenging, like the gloomy industrial landscapes and the overlooked details of daily life. No need to think people believe you're bonkers. More of that, please! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Mike, great video as usual, I think shooting the video while explaining the shot set up adds much to the video education / explanation of what you are trying to convey. is it hard getting the video you shot into the video your shooting for youtube?

  30. Tried this out at night in my neighborhood, not a soul or a vehicle moving in sight. which can be a glorious. tough part was the temperature at -18C outside. walking down streets that are so boringly familiar. I found two exposures I thought were not bad. One stood out for ya Mike:

  31. I DID IT!!! froze my nads off in the process, but I DID IT! my goal was to grab 20 Likes on Flickr. I GOT 81 !!! and rising. All by just walking around looking for compositions and got my first building block fired up and thinking. All the time I am looking for compositions.
    Thanks very much Mike!
    I have been doing this for ages but, this time I had set a small goal and reached it!! Woke up this morning bursting with pride!!

  32. It's great that you include the video of what you're seeing through your camera as you're composing your shot. You're among the best of all photography channels on Youtube.

  33. If there would be Oscars for photography tutorials you would won the whole lot of them! Your videos are very inspiring and always motivating. Such a luck to have you around here!

  34. Okay okay. You are correct again Browne. I had set a small goal for myself again to gain at least 30 Favs on Flickr. I was bored to death walking around my own hood. Spent hours and hours with my tripod who I call Shay. Camera D750 I call Vinnie. I would just stand around thinking with camera locked off on my tripod. Shay helps me think a lot. It was pitch black when I started and as the hours past I had time to think because the only other distraction was Shay and Vinnie. I finally squeezed a few off here and there….nothing. I squeezed a few more off….nothing catching…..I was a little frustrated, but Shay calms me down so I don't scream like a little kid as the morning mist started to clear. First building block slowed down and finally this big cargo ship I was diggin' "AS ANGELINA" moved out of port. As she turned around I watched because I need time to blow off more steam. The sun just about to creep up behind me and he moved out. BANG, I caught her as she moved out into NY harbor. Shutter dragging nut that I am: I cracked a 3 second exposure of her with the morning mist on the water. she is a little blurred but the morning mist was fantastic. I achieved my goal !!! after 4 hours of walking around the peer and new park within' . Takes time for my pea brain to kick in. But I snatched over 100 Favs on Flickr…….with an image shot in my local area. Cannot wait to see what I can achieve elsewhere in the future.
    Thanks boss…..dunno what for:) tripod be the best piece of kit I have. 3 legged teacher really

  35. Loving the videos Mike. They are so interesting and useful for a beginner. Have you ever thought about doing an astrophotography playlist? Would love to see different star shots from cambodia and iceland.

  36. I love shooting with fog. believe it or not. Exposures that are a little bit long with a ton of negative space are fantastic. Can't cut through fog either. creates a wicked blurred background!

  37. I love your channel! You really know how to motivate and inspire us to get out there shooting, no matter what the weather!! Thank you!

  38. Hi Mike, I keep promising myself that I will one day get out and get some practice at taking some of these fog or mist shots, and this video has be very helpful in encouraging me to give it a go, particularly like the shot in the cemetery. trouble is Mike, i'm getting old and lazy at going on 75, any excuse to stay in the warm, but new year resolution. on my do list, best wishes for 2019 Mick,,

  39. Wonderful the way you find subjects out of the ordinary. Thank you for your knowledge. You are a very good teacher.

  40. You know you're encouraged to try new things and push yourself and stretch your abilities, when you can hear Mike's voice in your head walking you through the thinking process; and the next think you know, you've taken a good handful of shots of the same thing from different perspectives. Thank you Mike for your wonderful instruction.

  41. Hi Mike, great video, really inspiring. Do you ever feel self conscious taking pictures in the middle of a road? I'm sure half of the traffic thought you were a speed trap, watching them all slow down ๐Ÿ˜

  42. I wish someday I'll be as comfortable & friendly on camera as you are, especially when it's about filming myself. Really admire your personality and the ease with which you explain everything. Binge-watched many of your videos in last few days!

  43. A behind the scenes question ? – Assuming you shot this one our own, what were you using to shoot the video of you and capture the video from your T1 so easily ?

  44. I have sampled most of your films after flicking through them and I find them very good for especially beginners. Therefore I have sent them all down to the West Indies, to young lady waiting on a camera from me, an old geezer who's been in the business since 69. Very well done Mike, what you are doing. Sorry, but your reward would only be in this case, just the glory I'm afraid. While I get the hugs.๐Ÿ˜„

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