Sessions in overcast weather can actually create beautiful, even lighting that flatters the subject. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Use a reflector: In overcast weather, light is diffused and can appear flat. A reflector can help to bounce light back onto your subject and add some definition to their features.
- Consider your background: Overcast weather can create a soft, muted background that can be quite attractive. Look for backgrounds that complement your subject and add interest to the image.
- Use a wider aperture: With the light being less intense, you may need to use a wider aperture to achieve a shallow depth of field and make your subject stand out from the background.
- Look for interesting compositions: Overcast weather can provide a moody atmosphere that can add depth and emotion to your images. Experiment with different angles and compositions to create unique and compelling portraits.
- Expose correctly: Do not under or over expose your images. Shooting during overcast creates a high dynamic range or high contrast. So you don't want to lose details by over or underexposing.
When you check your weather app before sessions please don't freak out. Embrace the overcast weather and use it to your advantage to create stunning portraits. Because in Houston From December to April, it is overcast.