Tips On Photographing Beach Huts With Lots Of Sky
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Photographing Beach Huts With A Big Sky - Add a photogenic sky to your beach hut shot and it will look cracking. As we explain in this article.
Gear Suggestions:A wide-angle will help you make the most of big skies but even the short end of your standard zoom should be fine. Obviously the wider your lens the more sky that you can includes. However, there is the danger of going too wide and including fantastic sky detail as well as more mundane bits, so do frame carefully. A selection of filters can come in very handy so do pack some graduates as well as the polariser.
Periodically check what’s happening in the heavens as the day progresses and in the end you might end up with a good set of images, all taken from the same spot but looking very different as the sky is constantly changing.
MeteringExposure can be tricky because of the wide contrast range between the sky and the beach huts, so you need to think about metering to ensure the optimum result. In some cases, you might even find the foreground to be brighter than the sky, say when there is a doom-laden dark sky behind the sunlit huts.
With this sort of shot the most important of the scene is the highlight detail (usually the sky) so meter off that and let the shadows worry about themselves. If the foreground then looks too gloomy use exposure compensation to help and reshoot.
If the light is changing quickly, and this can happen in stormy conditions, bracket exposures to make sure you get a result you are happy with. If you find the sky is still coming out too light, fit a graduate filter.