The Importance of Clouds in Infrared Photography

March 29, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Hi All

As a professional corporate and event photographer working near Edinburgh, who also spends a lot of time photographing infrared around Scotland, this means I spend a good amount of time outdoors.  For infrared photogrpahy, you may have heard me go on about the importance of sunlight and foliage in the composition, in addtion to the quality of light.  However one of the most important factors for successful infared photography is the clouds in the sky.  If the sky is blue without any clouds I probably wont even take the shot.  this also goes for non-infrared landscape photography.  Whilst most locations are roughly the same every time, it's the clouds that can change everything, the shapes, or the intensity, whether they appear blurry, if photogrpahed at a slow shutter speed during a windy day, or puffy and sharp with repeating patterns, they are going to enhance your photo, whether of not it is in coluor or black and white.  So the next time you go out on a infrared photoshoot, or landscape for that matter, I want you to look up into the sky and check out the clouds.

Good luck.

Kind Regards

Colin

www.colinwrightphotography.co.uk

www.edinburghphotographer.com


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Commercial Freelance event and corporate Photographer, Edinburgh, Scotland

Fine Art and Landscape Photographer Scotland

www.colinwrightphotography.co.uk

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