photographs against a cloudy sky

Started May 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Josh Adelson
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Re: photographs against a cloudy sky
In reply to eli2k, May 26, 2012

In addition to the techniques already mentioned, you can also try exposure bracketing, meaning that you take a series of photos at exposures above and below the "normal" one. Some cameras have a setting that will do this automatically - you just hold the shutter down and it takes 3-7 shots. Later at the computer you decide which one is best.

At the end of the day a white sky is a white sky and there's little you can do to make it interesting. On the positive side, cloudy days are ideal for shooting close-ups of objects and flowers, or portraits because of the diffuse lighting and absence of strong shadows. So it's partly a matter of being opportunistic and adjusting your subject matter emphasis to the conditions.

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