Been spending a lot of time on here!
- Jun 22, 2011
- Reaction score
- Lincoln, England
- Can others edit my Photos
- Photos OK to edit
It wouldn't matter what the raw photo is, the clouds are illuminated on the back side, and the subject is illuminated from the front side. Makes it look very fake. Since the sky and subject are in conflict, people will notice something odd looking even if they cannot articulate what it is that bothers them.
If you are using artificial light to add to natural light, the two sources need to agree as far as shadows cast. You can use a fill light, but make sure it is not angled so it hits the ground if the ground is to be in the shot.
Thanks for the clearest explanation of the issues here.
Julian, it seems you've got the concept, now you need to work on the details.