Using Haze Creatively - Adding Depth To Your Image

Using Haze Creatively – Adding Depth To Your Image Without Using Shapes

January 7, 2017

Using Haze as a grading tool is an alternative method to using Vignettes. Making things lower contrast helps them sit back in the image.


Day 7: 25 Insights in 25 Days New Year Marathon

Is using haze an alternative to using Vignettes?

In this insight, I take a look at using haze while grading.

Its something I’ve never thought about until a photographer I was grading a film for was doing some retouching in my suite one day.

I noticed he was using haze to push elements into the background of the image to lead your eye to the model.

It was a personal Ah-Ha moment as I’d never considered using a natural effect like haze to push things back in the image.

In the video insight below I ask the question is it worth keeping in your grading toolkit for the perfect scenario?

Footage Link

You can download some of the clips here to try grading yourself before watching my video insight below.

Before you watch my video please have a go at the clip yourself!

The clip I’m using is:

  • Atmosphere-028
Is Adding Haze Worth The Effort?

I had fun trying the haze route while researching the insight but to be honest I haven’t used it since.

I’d love for you guys to check out my insight below, download the haze and try yourself.

 If you’ve got any questions, be sure to leave a comment!

-Dan

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