Keeping a Blue Sky
How to show off a beautiful blue sky when you have it.
- Camera + Trigger
- Lens of any focal length that’ll let you see the sky in your shot
- Off-camera flash
- Light modifier (such as a 2x3 softbox)
- Light stand
- ND filter (optional)
- Half CTO gel (optional)
While natural light produces some beautiful imagery, it can often result in a blown-out white sky on a beautifully blue-sky kind of day. Depending on your style, you might like one over the other. Personally, I’m a big fan of complimentary colors, so when I saw this beautiful yellow dress in the example image, I just had to put it up against the bright blue sky we were under (Figure 14.1).
To avoid making an image like this look “flashy,” ...