Pixel 2 // VSCO

Pixel 2 // VSCO

If you follow me on instagram and watch my stories you'll know that as soon as it starts raining, or there's a bit of fog - I'm immediately hitting the streets. I absolutely love shooting when it's wet and humid out. As winter turns to spring the rapid changes in weather create what I consider to be ideal photographic conditions. Overcast sky, wet surfaces, and a thick haze.

 Pixel 2 // VSCO

Pixel 2 // VSCO

Sometimes it's not always as foggy or misty as we want it to be but thankfully there's an incredibly easy way to add a bit of drama to your moody grams with an app called Lens Distortions.

With the Lens Distortions app there's a plethora of options for adding dynamic layers to your image, my personal favorite is the Fog II pack - Below I will show you how easy it is to add a quick layer to a simple image. Always start with the original image (no edits) we will apply our filters after we add the fog we want.
 

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It's really as easy as picking a layer and then playing with opacity/placement until it blends into the image naturally. I did a quick behind the edit of this on my Instagram and I had a few DM's from people that couldn't even tell that I added the fog in post. A great magician never reveals his secrets - good thing I'm not a magician. Once you have your fog set it's time to edit the photo. We'll use VSCO for the final edits.
 

 VSCO Formula

VSCO Formula

Here's the final image:

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You can't be afraid to get a little wet to grab shots like this - Sometimes I find myself standing on a street corner waiting for the right person to walk by for up to 10 minutes at a time. Patience is key.

 Pixel 2 // VSCO

Pixel 2 // VSCO

 Pixel 2 // VSCO

Pixel 2 // VSCO

 Pixel 2 // VSCO

Pixel 2 // VSCO

Next time you wake up and it's gloomy out don't be upset - It's a great time to go explore and capture a new mood that you may not have felt happy about before. It beats Pizza and Netflix... (it doesn't).

Apps Used:
Lens Distortions
VSCO

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