GREY SKY LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

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EMPHASIZE MOOD

To take further advantage of cloudy and foggy conditions, he plans to take gloomy photos with a mystic feel. Emphasize the land structures while making sure that you don’t blow out the highlights in the sky. You can check your histogram to make sure this doesn’t happen. This is important because even if the RAW photo might look flat, the cloud structures can be revealed in post by applying some contrast.

recovering cloud structure in postCloud structure can be revealed in post if you make sure not to blow out the highlights.

USE A POLARIZING FILTER

Cloudy conditions create diffused light which is a soft kind of light that doesn’t create harsh shadows. This can allow you to create photos with a moody atmosphere and dreamy look. Harsh sunlight creates a high contrast scenario and makes the color appear washed out, whereas on a cloudy or a rainy day, you can make colors pop by using a polarizing filter.

Using a polarizing filter is an especially great way to enhance your landscape photos if you have wet surfaces in the frame. Reflections of the grey or nearly white sky on the wet surface can be distracting and can be eliminated by using a polarizing filter. But sometimes by turning the polarizing filter, the reflection can be maximized to enhance the look of the photo.

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