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My #1 Tip for Photographing Portraits on Overcast Days

Photographing Portraits on Overcast Days: how to avoid muddy skin tones and dimension-less images from photography Hillary Muelleck

My #1 Tip for Photographing Portraits on Overcast Days to Avoid Muddy Skin Tones

All photographers know that overcast days are the easiest type of light to work with when photographing a session or wedding. We reduce the chance of harsh shadows and direct sunlight. However when those days are really dark and gloomy, you may be experiencing muddy skin tones or less dimension in your photos. In this video, I’m showing you how to fix just that with ONE easy tip!

I’m the first one to admit how much I prefer to photograph my couples and their sessions on cloudy days. But I know how frustrating it can be to get home and realize that my images aren’t popping the way I’m hoping. Less direct sun is great for creating beautiful images, but only if you know how to avoid muddied skin tones. I hope that this week’s tip helps you feel more confident about creating beautiful images – no matter the weather!

Watch my tip for photographing portraits on overcast days in this week’s super short video!


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