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  1. tjones8611

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    The past couple weekends in TN have been rainy/cloudy all day with no sunlight. What are some recommendations for outside photos on such days? With the overcast skies, most photos turnout less than interesting.
     
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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    custom WB, umbrella over the camera - you don't want to get it wet, flash perhaps, fast shutter speed to capture the rain drops and OPEN lens for light and bokeh.
    Sounds interesting, I feel like going outside and trying that my self - who knows ;)
     
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    Inspiration come from within, young grasshopper.
     
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    Candids and street photography.
     
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    Cloudy skies(with no rain) actually make one of the best conditions for outdoor natural light portraiture.
     
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    You can make use of a blank sky to add a sense of stillness to a landscape - a feeling that a sky full of cumulus precludes. Conditions on an overcast day might also include some haze or mist, a great assist in establishing atmospheric perspective. See Snapshot #7 as a simple example:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/torus34/
     
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    Thanks all! inspiration on a cold wet day is sometimes lacking for me, but yet I feel as if an opportunity just passed by unnoticed.
     
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    A wet day means everything you have seen before is different now.
     

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