How to Handle Boring Skies in Landscape Photography

Most people hear of blue skies in the forecast and get excited for nice weather, but for landscape photographers, it can cause a groan, as it means monotonous compositions that are difficult to work with. Nonetheless, that does not mean you need to pack up your camera and head home, as it is still possible to make great shots, even with those boring skies. This great video tutorial will show you how to do just that. 

Coming to you from Andy Mumford, this helpful video tutorial will show you how to work with clear blue skies in landscape photography. No doubt, these can be quite frustrating, but don't confuse a challenge with an impossibility. By leveraging numerous techniques, ranging from adjusting your compositions to changing your edits, you can still make compelling shots. It can be something as simple as pointing your camera down a bit to include less of the sky than you normally would or something far more subtle, like adjusting the luminosity of the sky in post. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Mumford.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out our latest tutorial, "Photographing the World: Japan With Elia Locardi!" 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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