Tip of the Day – Find some colour

Tip of the Day – Find some colour

The best thing about shooting on a cloudy day is the soft quality of the light. With the light source being, in effect, the entire sky, the light tends to envelop your subject from all angles. This is assuming there are no sources of shade nearby and you’re shooting in a relatively open area.

When the light is soft and sometimes a little flat (very different from my usual sparkly sunshine), I look for other ways to create variety and add interest to the shot. Using colour and texture is a great way to do this. Look for vibrantly coloured plants and flowers, coloured or patterned walls and interesting ground textures.

When I spotted this garden bed of lush plants, I knew I had to put Niku right in the middle of all that green!

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 135mm ƒ/2L, ISO 250, 1/800 sec, ƒ/2⠀

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