Location Challenges: How to Shoot in Open Sun with No Clouds
So what I've got for you is I think it's 10 or 11 quick topics on situations we can find ourself in, and then suggestions for those situations. Basically here's the rundown is there's the topic, and then there's a couple photos, and then there's thoughts on how to capture and that's how each one runs. It's really quick, so we'll kinda blow through 'em. Open sun, no clouds. You're out there, beautiful sunny day, which is not bad, but sometimes we don't get the clouds, sometimes we don't have any, we're not gonna get any cloud cover, so what are some examples? There was one at Mount Rainier. This was the time that I was there, it happened to be kinda midday-ish, but the colors work. If it is that type of a day, and you have a choice to go out and shoot, what types of places can you put yourself in where you can make the color work? If they sky's gonna be part of the photo, think of the places you can go to that make that work, where blue sky works for it. Same thing, just total cloudless...
sky. So what did I do? Compositionally I left as much of that out of the photo as I possibly could. Some tips for that, minimize sky and try to find some complimentary colors. Your blue skies go great with your yellows, your oranges, your reds, all great colors that if you can figure out some place to be and put that up against it, it'll look nice.