Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by sincere, Jan 2, 2007.
Its rainy and grey. What should i shoot?
Anything. Contrary to what a lot of people think, an overcast sky will give you better light than bright sunshine.
Is better for the photographer
Do you mean in a funny way, because it's nicer out? I do prefer sunny days as a person, but...
In taking a photograph, bright sunshine sucks as a photographer. Exposing for both deep shadow and direct sun is nearly impossible, and the shadow borders are soooo harsh.
gray overcast days are bad for the soul and my knees
Natural light portraiture near a window!
I hear ya. Hey, I live in Rochester. Seattle may have more rain, but I think we are about tied when it comes to cloud cover. I'm giving Denver serious consideration.
How do you prevent a horrible grainy mess in low light?
Grain is just going to be based on film choice (and developer to some extent). A cloudy day shouldn't require a high enough speed film to make grain a problem.
If you are talking about digital, then noise can be an issue. Exposing correctly goes a long way in keeping it at bay. A wide aperture will allow you to use a lower ISO.
Check out the photos taken by our member SPAKO (use "Members" -> "Search") and see what all can be photographed when you cannot go outside to take nice sunny landscapes...
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