Shavonna & Justin Engagement - Success on a Cloudy Day

January 17, 2013  •  1 Comment

I often have clients request to reschedule their session when the forecasts calls for a cloudy overcast sky.  They tend to think the best time to take pictures outdoors is when it's bright and sunny.  I couldn't disagree more.  Clouds make the pictures come out better.  It is sort of a huge softbox, allowing the photographer to achieve a better exposure because of the even lighting.  When it is bright and sunny out, the sun can cause huge directional lighting and the result in harsh shadows.

Shavonna and Justin's session was shot on a fully overcast day.  We started on the College of Charleston campus.  

Throughout the session I introduced a little flash to add a little "pop" to the image.  A little flash will enhance the look of an image on an overcast day.   It allows you to control the direction of the light since the ambient light is even.

Justin attended the College of Charleston and requested a shot from these gates.  Again flash was used to enhance the image.

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There is a one issue when photographing with an overcast sky... RAIN!  Not only can it damage your equipment, but it could reek havoc on the mood of the session.  Justin and Shavonna took the light drizzle head on.  They decided not to run from the rain but to embrace it.

Their toleration of the rain allowed us to capture this magnificent image.  Looks like a scene from a movie.

To view more images from the session, click play on the video below.  Until next time... Live. Love. FoKAS.


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sherry(non-registered)
love the blog post... interesting... overcast weather makes for better photos...love the rain pic!
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