Big sky! Big drama! Big photographs!
All too often the sky is seen as almost an afterthought in our photos. This is unfortunate, though, because the sky has so much to offer!
From deep, moody skies filled with dark storm clouds, to light, sunny images filled with a blue backdrop and white fluffy clouds, there’s no shortage of opportunities to capture amazing sky images –each one completely unique.
Far from simply being a background element, when captured effectively, the sky can prove to be a key feature in your landscape images, serving as a main point of interest and even taking center stage in your photos.
If you’d like to take your landscape images up a notch, being able to capture the sky is sure to help. With this in mind, let’s take a look at a few tips for creating amazing sky images.
Timing Is Everything
When it comes to capturing breathtaking images of the sky, timing is everything. Skies are relatively unpredictable, and are always subject to change. If you’re looking to capture spectacular images, you’ll want to pay close attention to the weather and time of day, and plan your shoot accordingly. The sky changes drastically from minute to minute, so be sure you’re on-location and ready early. Golden hour –that time of day early in the morning and evening can present a beautiful time for sky images. Blue hour –during twilight, is another time of day that’s great for capturing skies. Of course, sunrise and sunsets are also ideal. Often, the dramatic light and fast-moving clouds that can be found at the end of the day make this a great opportunity for sky photography.