How to Capture Blue Skies Part 2
Capturing the sky in your background can be difficult with different lighting situations because the sky tends to be so bright. By following these great tips you’ll be able to capture much more interesting skies in your photographs.
First, try to shoot on a cloudy day, and face your camera away from the sun so you won’t have to overexpose the sky behind your subject to get them lit up properly.
If you’re not able to shoot on a cloudy day, start your portrait session 20 minutes before sunset so the sun will be more diffused by the atmosphere and less harsh on the face. After the sun sets and the sky starts changing colors, you’ll be able to get great silhouettes by turning your camera toward the sunset. But if you want your subject lit up with the sunset in the background, you will need to use a flash or edit the image in post processing. Stay tuned for the next free video tutorial that will show you how to enhance or create a sky using Adobe Camera RAW and Photoshop.
Check out part one of this tutorial for capturing awesome skies if you missed it!