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Old May 21, 2012, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default Pictures on a cloudy day

What should one do when taking pictures outside on a cloudy day to maximize the situation? Just returned from a cruise and when we were in San Francisco, it was quite cloudy and all my pictures, while otherwise were good, just look bland.
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Old May 21, 2012, 3:25 PM   #2
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Increasing your contrast and saturation settings can make a big difference. You can also do this in post-process, so it really isn't that bad. In fact, I prefer having the camera output less contrasty pictures, to avoid blowing highlights.

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Old May 21, 2012, 3:51 PM   #3
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I totally agree with VTphotog. The less the camera does while capturing the photo the better! It's not hard to adjust the settings of a photo in editing software to bring out the desired effects in a photo to make them "Pop"!

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Old May 31, 2012, 12:55 PM   #4
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Allthough the atmosphere on a cloudy day is something special! It can be a very amazing picture without setting anything on the camera!
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