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A Cooler, Zip-Loc Bag or Blow Dryer Are Supposed to Solve This Problem

Lens fog!  You may have experienced it.  It’s cool inside in the AC ( at M and E’s house, not mine!) and then I’d go outside to snap Jack coming home from his first swim across the length of the pool- LENS FOG!!!  Maura in her car seat looking dear in her new flower headband- LENS FOG!  We got out of the air conditioned van and the kids were patient with me as I suggested a photo of going to Day Camp.  I had been doing pretty well on the vacation with the candid shots but they cooperated as I wanted to document the scene.<a href=”http://www.blogcatalog.com”>BlogCatalog</a&gt;
They got on the wall, and I shot the picture after wiping the lens with a microfiber cloth and the same result- LENS FOG!  I went online and read suggestions how to combat this issue and the putting the camera into a cooler or a thick Zip-Loc bag or using a blow dryer to warm it up first were some of the suggestions.

The family greets Jack as he arrives home with his white ribbon for swimming the pool length for the first time.

13 responses

  1. Janice

    Lens fog or not – these are adorable!

    July 27, 2011 at 12:24 am

  2. Kristin

    Great photos! How do you get them all to look @ the camera? Practice? :-)

    July 27, 2011 at 6:21 am

  3. Laura

    I love the pose on the first photo!

    July 27, 2011 at 6:26 am

  4. Toni

    O.M.G. — too cute!!! What a wonderful bunch of kids!!! Fun pictures!!!
    When I went out to get the newspaper last weekend my glasses steamed up! I can relate!

    July 27, 2011 at 7:35 am

  5. Sue Reinfeld

    Lens fog is frustrating – I get it on my binocular lenses when it is humid out. But the kids are so cute in the pictures, who cares.

    July 27, 2011 at 7:49 am

  6. erica

    Glad you posted these, lens fog or not!! XOXOX

    July 27, 2011 at 8:19 am

  7. Sally

    Love those grandkid photos!! Lens fog or not, they are great and you always capture the best of them!

    July 27, 2011 at 10:52 am

    • Thanks Sally. I need to get on the stick and send a belated birthday wish to my dear friend in Indiana!!

      July 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm

  8. That first picture is still priceless! Down here we’re getting lens fog stepping out of the car. Your sunglasses fog up!

    July 27, 2011 at 11:07 am

  9. Since I like the fog, I like this effect. Nice pictures especially the expression of the prized swimmer!

    July 27, 2011 at 4:22 pm

  10. Cj Coleman

    Lens Fog huh? That’s funny, when I paid for D’s senior pictures they charged me extra for this “special effect’ : ) The kids look beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing

    July 27, 2011 at 9:45 pm

  11. The lens fog adds and ethereal quality to the images. Which may not have been what you were going for, but I think it’s interesting…

    July 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm

  12. Хорошо написано, прямо аж зачитался :-)

    August 7, 2011 at 10:03 am

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