All readers who read our portfolios for some
time know that we seek often overcast for our work. Right now
we even go a step further and try to get a portfolio of Big Sur
Point Lobos in fog. One of our best shots of the last four years
Attack" and also one of our first successful
photos shot in fog.
When can we expect to find fog at Big Sur? Ok, the best chance
is in summer. Looking up the weather report does not really help
as the Big Sur weather is often very different from any report
we have seen. Also Big Sur can have fog in the North and sun in
the South or vice versa. The only possibility to find fog is getting
there early and often (we plan to be there nearly every week
now, we have a 90 minutes drive in one direction). Lucky as
we are we had the last two times "nice" fog. "Nice" fog
overcast. If you have strong fog it would be like photographing
a light gray wall. Be prepared that it can be very chilly and
Note: A friend and reader showed us a link where
you can get some more information about the weather down there.
Fog photography and especially prints are tricky. You have low
contrast and still need to make a print that is not just only plain
All the following photos were taken at the same day.
Just a nearly perfect dose of fog
Watch for cars on the road (can spoil your photos)
Dreamy cliff path
As you can see we had great fun
working in the fog and with nice overcast.
at Point Lobos and Big Sur
If you are interested in joining
us on one of these trips then we have the following options. We
offer them at a much lower rate than our usual consulting as
we love these places and will photograph with our guests. We
photography and also your camera at a basic level. Of course
we are open for all sorts of questions.
1 Person only: $600 for one day.
2 People: $700 for one day
3 People: $800 for one day
Larger groups on request.
We would meet at Point Lobos at
9:00am the scheduled day. Then we check
the weather with our guest(s) and plan the day. Our guest drive
own cost and risk. The day ends at about 4pm.
If you are interested then please
send us an email.