How to take photos of clouds

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Photographing clouds is very rewarding shooting experience: They are everywhere, in every time willing to pose and they are every time different. Taking photos of clouds is generally very easy, however as usually, there are some specialties which may come handy. First of all, it is not bad idea to decide, in which time of day clouds would be photographed (important for color, shadow, sun, ...). Second, how the whole photograph will be tuned (brighter, normal, darker) and if there will be some other specialties: Flying birds, only silhouettes etc.

Photos with direct sun tend to be overexposed, so decide at first, whether you want it darker or brighter. While shooting clouds your best friend would be exposure corrections - simply tune it up or down for some very interesting outcomes. But enough talk, let's look on some examples.

Some results of clouds photography

If you point your camera in any direction on sky and press shutter, you will end with something like this:

Clouds photography

Clouds photography

Just a photo, which may be great documenting one, however, we, photographers, like to build in our pictures more emotions. Like in next picture:

Clouds photography

Clouds photography

Isn't atmosphere much better in the evening, which emphasize contours and colors of evening sun?

Clouds photography

Clouds photography

Just other day you may catch clouds like this above.

Clouds photography

Clouds photography

Excellent shooting conditions and motives provide mornings in the mountains.

Clouds photography

Clouds photography

Especially great objects are also storm clouds. They usually promises things to some even from pictures.

Clouds photography

Clouds photography

Some people say, that every cloud reminds them of something (this one for us maybe flying dragon?). Be creative, patient and do not forget to photograph all of these!

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