09-01-2017, 09:10 PM
+1. Different people different approaches. I have always been using reflectors, screens, fill flash, gradient and polarization filters.
Wim, I have one question - how do you exposure the grey dutch sky without gradient ND filter and limited DR? - so called "stapelbewolking" the hallmark of the Netherlands
<div>I guess we just have different approaches, and that is all there is to it.
Sorry, I just realized I had not replied to your question yet.
Essentially, it depends on what I'd want to achieve. Detail in the clouds, I tend to expose as the light meter indicates, or even a little more, effectively underexposing, up to 2 1/2 stops or thereabouts. If they are not the main subject, I will likely overexpose for the clouds.
I generally have not really encountered any problems yet with clouds, as long as the sun is not in the picture. If it is, and it is important to get the most out of the vision I had, I will create an HDR set and take it from there.
Kindest regards, Wim
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