Tips for taking great pictures when its cloudy
Cloudy conditions can sometimes be more uninspiring than rain. A white sky can look pretty awful when you're trying to catch nice pictures of the town, beach, or person.
Generally I try to change my viewpoint to take in less of the sky if you are cursed with a white one. But cloud conditions can be both breathtaking and wondrous in formation, and there are some little tricks you can use to force clouds to look more exciting than they are.
Also remember that a cloudy day sometimes makes for a stunning sunset. If the sun burns through at the end of a day it will light up the clouds and put a smile on your face as well as a good photo in your camera.
In terms of the clouds themselves, using the Met Office forecast will help you up to a certain extent. Useful tools in your camera armoury for clouds would be a filter or two, like a neutral density graduation filter or/and a polarizing filter.
All images © timpestridge.co.uk, read more about Tim Pestridge
Our guest articles do not represent the views of the Met Office and we accept no responsibility for the content of external sites.
Taking place from 28 July to 3 August, National Parks Week is a celebration of the all the natural beauty, wildlife and things to do within the UK's 15 National Parks. Throughout the week there are a host of activities and events on offer. We have picked 5 great events from across the UK, which give you the opportunity to try everything from otter spotting to astronomy. With the summer holidays now upon us, these events are also the perfect family days out in beautiful surroundings.Read more