Getting More out of Overcast Skies in Landscape Photography

When you think of epic landscape images, the light you imagine is probably golden and dramatic, with arching shadows and radiant glow. And while that sort of light can certainly create beautiful, entrancing imagery, overcast skies can create their own sort of mood, and they're well worth embracing. This great video will show you everything you need to know from shooting to post-processing.

Coming to you from Andy Mumford, this great video discusses how to shoot and edit landscapes with overcast skies. You might feel disappointed and maybe even tempted to put your camera away when you arrive on location and encounter such conditions, but personally, I think you can often achieve a much more interesting and unique mood by embracing those skies, and with a little bit of dodging and burning (particularly on the clouds), you draw out beautiful drama. On top of that, while you may prefer those golden rays, simply learning how to embrace and photograph such conditions gives you a much better chance of coming home with some portfolio-worthy shots when you go out, no matter what conditions you happen upon. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing the World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing!"

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Keith Meinhold's picture

Twofer: One of my favorite places to visit in the world and I learned something watching the video.