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When we think of photography, it’s common to consider great light conditions that perfectly illuminate the setting with a beautiful, yet not overly harsh sunlight. The thing is that soft, low-light conditions are great when shooting outdoors, and in this article I will take you through some of the best tips I know!
Think of an overcast day as a huge soft-box that dims light down during every step you make. Encourage yourself to get outside when heavy clouds are graying your window. Almost any photograph, no matter the discipline you feel the most affinity for, can be enhanced with the rich soft light on overcast days.
Let’s talk a little about tones created by soft light before getting to the tips. When a scene reflects less light, it allows a camera’s sensor to capture more detail in bright and dark areas of the scene.
Imagine reality as a live print, with extreme richness in its tonal range. That’s why overcast light conditions are really appealing for photography.
This amazing light can be seen as a stop or two of magnificent exposure you get almost anywhere overcast weather is present. Let’s face it: colors look amazing in overcast conditions.