Bad weather, good light

Photography of a rose on the beach on a cloudy daySometimes, people are sad because the sun is behind the clouds, but it’s a great opportunity to take photos. Let me explain.

When the sun is on the top, normally at 12:00 am, the contrast (difference between dark and bright zones) is very different. The cameras don’t “see” the lights like human eyes. Human eyes has more capability to make difference in this kind of situation, this is called dynamic range.

On a cloudy the days, the clouds create and effect similar to a soft box in a flash studio, make the light very soft and the shades disappears, all the scene are in the same quantity of lights. Good, because we don’t have any problem with dynamic range.

Another thing to consider it’s the level of light it could be lower. For this, we must increase the ISO. I prefer to take a photo with some noise that not problems with trepidation (trepidation means when you use a shutter speed not fast enough). Revise the histogram after every photo, and overexpose if it’s necessary.

If you are taking portraits, a small flash it’s a good tool to light your model.

If you are taking landscapes, clouds in the sky make a great composition.  Another question, be ready for cold, rain, etc. Be careful to have an accident.

And this is all, thanks for reading.



About David Cucalón

About me: I began to make shots in 2008, with Olympus E-510. I like a several kinds of photos, but my favourites are motorsport, first plane, macro and urban shots. I think that digital age make more easy and accessible photography for a lot of people. I’m expect you enjoy with my gallery and feel free to make constructive critics. Welcome to my world. Sobre mí: Empecé a tomar fotografías en el año 2008, con una Olympus E-510. Me gustan diferentes tipos de fotos, pero mis favoritas son competiciones automovilísticas, primeros planos, macros y ciudades. Pienso que la era digital ha hecho más fácil y accesible la fotografía a muchas personas. Espero que disfrutes con mi galería, y siéntete libre para hacer críticas constructivas. Bienvenido a mi mundo
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