Why Shooting on Overcast Days Is the Best


While everyone wants to go out and shoot when the weather is bright and sunny, it won’t always give you the greatest exposures. For starters, bright sunny days give you lots of contrast–which you can like creatively, but it won’t give you the most versatility later on when you go to edit your images. Additionally, getting the right direction for the light can be tough too since you’re at the mercy of the sun.

Instead, the best time to go out shooting is during an overcast day. Want that classic shadowless look to your images? Or maybe a lot more versatility in your landscape image in a single shot?

Your best bet is to go shooting when it’s overcast. If you’re a beginner, then here’s why you should forget about going to shoot in the sunshine.

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